Just south of the Salton Sea Visitor’s Center is a little town called Niland, CA, home to the infamous Salvation Mountain and Slab City. Just a few miles out of town on Beal Rd. a colorful scene appears in the distance.
It rises up from the desert, a beacon, signaling travelers to draw closer. This beacon is called Salvation Mountain. What makes Salvation Mountain special is that it is a man made mountain of adobe clay, hay bales and support beams. I suspect the mountain is about three stories high. The smooth adobe clay is painted over with colorful images and bible scriptures. More than 100,000 gallons of paint, 25 years of hard labor, 1000’s of hay bales and bucketfuls of adobe have gone into the creation of Salvation Mountain….