View Rainbow Canyon

A jet flies through a rainbow hued canyon.
A jet fighter flies through Rainbow Canyon.

NPS photo/Kessler

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. Keep your eyes to the sky- the military uses this area for their jet fighter low-flight training throughtout the week.
You may take your pet along roads, to campgrounds, picnic areas, and other developed areas of the park, but they must be restrained or kept on a leash no longer than 6 feet at all times. Other than service animals, pets are not allowed inside most buildings or on trails (including to Zabriskie Point and Harmony Borax Works), but you also can not leave them in your car while you are away. 
Included with entrance fee or acceptable pass.

Last updated: May 19, 2018