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.
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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...

Salvation Mountain.

Niland, California - Exploring Salvation Mountain
Salvation Mountain: Though Leonard Knight departed in 2014, his painted mountain (and empty paint cans) remains as a marvel of spiritual folk art. Watch Video.

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Salvation Mountain.

Salvation Mountain

Posted hours: Sunrise to Sunset. Directions: Turn left in Main Street in the town of Niland at the grocery store. Follow the road and cross the R/R tracks. Soon you will see the painted mountain in the distance. Stop and follow the yellow brick road for a special view.

[Joe Kleinsmith, 03/25/2017]

A historical plaque was added to the site on April 23, 2016 by the local chapter of E Clampus Vitus.

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]

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