Hi Terra-incognita,I used to go to rainbow canyon quite a lot as .y wife loves jets and has trouble walking .I looked up your locations and they seem OK.Could you give me any more detail as to distance from road climbing rock,soil to top.frequency of jets that you observed the times upu were there.did you ever get a day of seeing nothing etc.thanks for any response in advance.
I apologize for the very late response - I just saw you post & questions.
Unfortunately, I have never been to these locations nor witnessed the flybys. I was curious about where the flightpaths were and figured out the locations & directions from analyzing the pictures. For the first location, it looks like you should be able to see the jets fine from along the road and not have to hike to a higher position. From the road to the location is about 450-foot elevation gain - short, but not an easy hike/climb.
I would imagine/hope that there are some websites that discuss these flights, the routes, and possible times. It does seem like there could be a lot of waiting around seeing nothing unless one had some usable intel.
Sorry for not having any detailed info.