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Niland, California: Salvation Mountain Team Field Report

Beal Rd, Niland, CA
From CA-111 in Niland, turn east at the liquor store onto Main St./Beal Rd. Cross the train tracks and drive another three miles. You'll see the painted hill in the distance.
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In the desert near the Salton Sea, outsider artist Leonard Knight painted divinely inspired visions on a dirt ridge he called Salvation Mountain. Report... [06/14/2020]

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Salvation Mountain - Visit with Leonard Knight

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Niland, California - Exploring Salvation Mountain
Salvation Mountain:

Though Leonard Knight is no longer with us, his painted mountain is still admired as a marvel of spiritual folk art (2018).

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Salvation Mountain is a bit off the main drag, but a fun photo stop!

[Debbie, 09/22/2020]

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.

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