Gas exploration in the area has started, therefore there is now a sandy track that goes from the main road to the crater.
The turnoff is around 1,5km South from the point where the railways cross the main-road. Coming from the North, you must get-off at the top of a small climb where 2 side roads in every direction are facing each other.
Turn left on the sandy track and follow it for about 7 kms. There is a gas well (under construction in april 2012) after 5 kms and many trucks travel all day long between it and the main road, and getting a lift is easy. To the crater itself, follow the road for another 2 kms.
Wild camping places around the crater are good.
Do not forget to stock up water. If coming from North, there are some chaikanas 1km before the railways line where you can buy water.
Travel destinationsadd a locationTurkmenistan until it was destroyed.
Read more about the history of the town from Wikipedia.