Welcome to one of the corkiest art installations in the California desert, Salvation Mountain! This mountain has been here for many years and was created by Leonard Knight. It is located just on the outskirts of Slab City in Niland, California. The mountain is created out of layers of dried paint.
If you find yourself exploring the California desert you should definitely make an effort to go and see this massive art piece for yourself. It is about an hour away from Joshua Tree National Park but well worth adding to your adventure.
You can physically walk through the different rooms he has created on this massive mountain. It feels like you are in a Dr. Suess movie. It is truly spectacular & honestly one of the weirdest things I have ever seen. We drove from Los Angeles & spent an entire day exploring Salvation Mountain, Slab City, & the Salton Sea.
While in Bombay Beach, located by the Salton Sea we stopped at the one and only local bar, the Sky Inn. This is where we decided to order a beer and have some lunch. I recommend stopping in and checking this place out if you are in the area! The vibes of this bar are incredibly corky & weird. Perfect for a post-Salvation Mountain experience. Don’t forget to tape a dollar onto the wall for good luck!
The desert is a magical & fascinating place with tons of adventures! Make sure to take your time and explore them all because you never know when someone will decide to tear them down. As of right now, I do not believe there are any plans to destroy Salvation Mountain but who knows what the future holds!
Now, jump in your car & let’s go do something! Adventure does not stop.