Seven Magic Mountains is quickly becoming a can’t miss stop for any photographer, social media fan, or just people looking to escape the strip and experience the desert. There is a lot of misinformation online about Seven Magic. We go there daily on our Seven Magic Mountains Tour and want to share some of what we have learned. Read on to have all your questions answered about visiting Seven Magic Mountains.
Yes, Seven Magic Mountains is fully open. It is open 24 hours a day, and will be open until at least the end of 2021.
Yes, as of Summer 2021, they are still there. We will update this post if there are any changes.
Most likely not. The lease for the land expires at the end of 2021, but there are plans to extend the lease. They extended the lease already, at the end of 2018, and It is expected they will extend the lease again at the end of 2021. We will keep this post updated if anything changes.
The colored rocks outside of Vegas are the Seven Magic Mountains. They are a land art installation in the middle of the Mojave desert, seven towers of locally sourced, quarried limestone boulders, painted brightly to contrast against the drab desert backdrop.
Seven Magic Mountains is located 22 miles South of the Las Vegas Strip.
Yes, you can go to Seven Magic Mountains at night. It is open to the public 24 hours a day.
You don’t have to pay. It is free to visit Seven Magic Mountains. As a piece of public land art, admission and parking are both free to all visitors.
The meaning of art is in the eye of the beholder, however the artist wanted to express the relationship between the artificial, the steady flow of traffic on I-15 between Los Angeles and Las Vegas, and the natural, the vastness of the Mojave desert.
Renowned Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone created Seven Magic Mountains. He worked in partnership with the Art Production fund and the Nevada Museum of Art.
The total cost of the project was $3.5 million. Private donors donated most of the funds, the largest being the Aria Hotel in Las Vegas.
The artist, Ugo Rondinone, worked together with a local construction company to find giant limestone boulders that fit the exact shape Ugo was looking for. After that, they painted them, stacked them, and they were ready for viewing! See more about how it was built here:
As of now, the closing date is set for Dec. 31st, 2021. This is expected to change though, as plans are being made to extend the project until 2026.
Yes! This is actually one of the best ways to get out and see it. There is not any public transportation to get there. Renting a car or taking an Uber are the best bets. Alternatively, check out Seven Magic Mountains along with the Grand Canyon on a full day tour.
It is 22 miles from the center of the strip out to the Seven Magic Mountains parking lot.
The best time to visit Seven Magic Mountains is in the morning. The angled light in the morning makes for stellar photos, the crowds are thin in the morning, and you avoid the heat. Note that in the late fall, winter, and early spring it can be cold in the morning, grab your jacket!
A trip out to Seven Magic Mountains is well worth it! Entrance is free, it is only 25 minutes from the Las Vegas strip; the photos are stunning, and it is a great way to experience the magic of the Mojave desert.
There isn’t much walking involved at all! It is 500 feet from the parking lot out to the art, all along a flat dirt path.
Unfortunately, Seven Magic Mountains is not handicap accessible. The path leading out to the structures is entirely made of dirt.
No, they are not in California; they are in Nevada. They are only 18 miles from the California border though!
Seven Magic Mountains is not on the way to the Grand Canyon. It isn’t too far out of the way though, so we included it on our Grand Canyon West, Hoover Dam, Seven Magic Mountains Day Tour.
On our tours we allot 30 minutes, and you probably wouldn't want to spend over 1 hour at Seven Magic Mountains.
Unfortunately, there are not any restrooms at Seven Magic Mountains.
There is no entrance fee to Seven Magic Mountains, it is totally free.
Yes, Seven Magic Mountains is dog friendly. As long as you keep your dog on a leash, you are good to go. Make sure you bring him some water and be careful of hot sand and rocks in summer!
There are not any shuttles, buses, or public transportation to Seven Magic Mountains. The best way to get there is via rental car, rideshare, or taking a tour.
Seven Magic Mountains is not on the way to the Hoover Dam, but it isn't too far out of the way, so we paired with our Hoover Dam Walk On Top Tour w/ Seven Magic Mountains. You can see more about our different Hoover Dam Tours here.