Seven Magic Mountains

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Visited: May 30, 2016

Description: Seven colorful, stacked boulders standing 30 ft high

Length: .1 miles

Duration: 5 minutes

Difficulty: Easy

Terrain: Sandy, rocky trail

Wildlife: Rattlesnakes? We didn’t see any

Pets: Dog-friendly

Parking: Parking lot

Best time to go: Anytime

Bring: Camera


Have you seen it yet? Driving along the I-15 just 10 miles outside of Las Vegas is a sight you can’t miss! Just a distance away are colorful balanced rock formations standing over 30 feet tall.

Making its debut on May 11,2016, visitors commuting between Los Angeles and Vegas will notice a bright new exhibition along the barren desert highway for the next two years.

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Ugo Rondinone, a renowned Swiss Artist, was inspired to created this art piece by the hoodoos that can be popularly found all over Bryce Canyon in Utah. According to Rondinone, “Seven Magic Mountains is an artwork of thresholds and crossings, of seclusion and gathering, of balanced marvels and excessive colors, and the contrary air between the desert and the city lights… (It) elicits continuities and solidarities between the artificial and the natural, between human and nature.” What better way to portray this than in a secluded desert with the city lights of Las Vegas just 10 miles away?!

There are visible signs posted along the freeway and road that will easily guide you to Seven Magic Mountains. GPS? Get out of here!

Once you’ve parked, it’s just a short walk to the boulders. Keep an eye out for rattlesnakes and enjoy the art!


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  • Such an easy stop, GO!

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