Niland, California: Salvation Mountain Team Field Report

East Beal Rd, Niland, CA
North of I-8, south of I-10, 5 miles east of Hwy. 111 at Niland.
Leonard's gone; the Mountain remains. (Call to verify)
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Salvation Mountain. Salvation Mountain
In the desert near the Salton Sea, outsider artist Leonard Knight painted divinely inspired visions on a dirt ridge he called Salvation Mountain. In late 2011 Leonard moved into a nursing home and passed away in early 2014. Report...
Salvation Mountain. Salvation Mountain - Visit with Leonard Knight
A 2004 visit, with family safely seat-belted, to Leonard Knight's outsider art world. Report...

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Salvation Mountain sign. Salvation Mountain

As far as roadside attractions go, Salvation Mountain may take the cake (my 4-year old actually called it a "giant cake"). Make a point to stop by this random spot in the middle of nowhere and meet the nicest people and the most odd 27-year project ever!

[Mike Larson, 07/06/2014]
Leonard Knight, 2011. Salvation Mountain

Leonard Knight is still going strong...

[Jennifer Durban, 03/20/2011]
Salvation Mountain entrance sign. Salvation Mountain

Salvation Mountain - My favorite place ever!

[Missy Broome, 07/08/2010]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Mud PotsMud Pots, Niland, CA - 7 mi.
World's Tallest Flag PoleWorld's Tallest Flag Pole, Calipatria, CA - 9 mi.
General Patton Memorial MuseumGeneral Patton Memorial Museum, Chiriaco Summit, CA - 32 mi.
In the region:
Remains of the Imperial Dunes Plank Road, Winterhaven, CA - 49 mi.

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