Here’s another video for you, this was 2019 as I headed for a summer visit to Michigan. The aircraft departed west and then rolled right to come around for a northeasterly heading. The Las Vegas Strip looks nice down there doesn’t it? You also get an idea of the size of Las Vegas too.
The valley is roughly 20×30 miles in diameter. The mountains on the west side of the valley are much larger than those on the east, north, or south and are a part of the Spring Mountains range. The highest point in that range is Mount Charleston at an altitude of just under 12,000 feet.