Rainbow Totems in the Desert
Approximately, ten miles South of the Las Vegas Strip stands the most gorgeous pile of rocks I have ever seen! Seven stacks of boulders painted with dayglow tower as high as 35 feet tower over the barren Ivanpah Valley. These rainbow totems known as the Seven Magic Mountains were created by Swiss artist, Ugo Rondinone, create the most striking location for a photo shoot! And, as if the place couldn’t be any more magical, there is absolutely zero admission fee! WOW!
My sister-in-law and I timed our visit to arrive an hour before sunset to capture the best lighting and avoid the crowds. We had a great time taking shots and even climbed on a few. I’m not sure if this is allowed but should you decide to rock climb note that they are very slippery!
From Las Vegas: Follow I-15 S to Sloan Rd (exit 25). Turn left onto Las Vegas Boulevard. Drive 7 miles south on Las Vegas Blvd. and the art is on the left. Parking is available on site.
Plan Your Visit
Audio Tour – Dial 702.381.5182 & follow the prompts
Restrooms – There are no restroom facilities on the property. The nearest public toilet is 5 miles North.
Heat Protection – Temperatures reach 104° F / 40° C in the summer months. Wear protective sun wear and bring lots of water.
Wildlife – Lookout for snakes on the unpaved walking paths.