Admission: Free, Donations Accepted
Phone: (760) 624-8754
Self-built mound covered in messages of God’s love.
What makes Salvation Mountain special is that it is a man made mountain of adobe clay, hay bales and support beams painted with colorful images and bible scriptures.
More than 100,000 gallons of lead-free paint, 25 years of hard labor, 1000’s of hay bales and bucketfuls of adobe have gone into the creation of Salvation Mountain.
Salvation Mountain was created by local resident Leonard Knight (1931–2014). It encompasses numerous murals and areas painted with Christian sayings and Bible verses, though its philosophy was built around the Sinner’s Prayer.
Learn more: Salvation Mountain Inc.
Fun fact: The Salvation Mountain that stands today is really a second version. The first version collapsed after a light rain, destroying the entire mountain.