Short flight through the Grand Canyon, Valley of Fire, and Death Valley

I made a short route to revisit the Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada, and Death Valley in California which I last saw a number of years ago.

Time: 58 minutes nonstop in a TBM 930.


KGCN (Grand Canyon National Park)
1G4 (Grand Canyon West)
0L9 (Echo Bay)
KLAS (McCarran Int’l, Las Vegas)
L06 (Furnace Creek, Death Valley National Park)

Landmark Locations:
Lake Mead is the main body of water you will see.

Valley of Fire State Park is a colorful geological area north of Echo Bay and south/southwest of Perkins.

Death Valley National Park is west of Las Vegas and home to both the lowest elevation in North America and the hottest temperature ever recorded on Earth; the Furnace Creek airstrip is within the park. Badwater Basin is found a few miles south of Furnace Creek and looks pretty much how I remember it!

Cool beans. I just flew around Death Valley starting at Furnace Creek myself. You can find the Artist’s Drive one-way loop road just north of Badwater as well as land up on the parking lot at Dante’s Peak overlooking Badwater!

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