A landscape of dark lava flows and volcanic cinders abruptly gives way to the chasm of Rainbow Canyon below Father Crowley Vista Point. Walk the dirt track east of the parking lot for a grand overlook of northern Panamint Valley. This is an excellent sunset spot!
Low-flight Military Training
Keep your eyes to the sky- the military uses this area for their jet fighter low-flight training throughout the week. There is not a set schedule, so most folks will either get a lucky sighting passing through, or pack a picnic and hang out for a few hours.
To visit safely, respect the safety of our service members, and limit your impact:
As a reminder, here and the rest of the park, there is NO DRONE use allowed.
Please park at Father Crowley Vista Point. There are many illegal turnouts that are being created along Highway 190 - this causes damage to the sensitive desert ecosystem and is not a safe place to park!
Please pack out your trash - this location is far from a trash dump and taking your trash with you will limit your impact on the park and resources.
Last updated: April 21, 2019