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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.

Is Seven Magic Mountains Open?

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.

Are The Seven Magic Mountains Still There?

Yes, as of 2022, they are still there. They will be there until May 0f 2027.

Will Seven Magic Mountains Close Soon?

No, Seven Magic Mountains won't close soon. The lease for the land expires in May 2027.

What Are The Colored Rocks Outside Of Vegas?

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. 

Where is Seven Magic Mountains?

Seven Magic Mountains is located 22 miles South of the Las Vegas Strip. 

Can you go to Seven Magic Mountains at Night?

Yes, you can go to Seven Magic Mountains at night. It is open to the public 24 hours a day. 

Do you have to pay to see the Seven Magic Mountains?

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. 

What does Seven Magic Mountains Mean?

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. 

Who created Seven Magic Mountains

Renowned Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone created Seven Magic Mountains. He worked in partnership with the Art Production fund and the Nevada Museum of Art.

How Much Did Seven Magic Mountains Cost?

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. 

How was Seven Magic Mountains Built?

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:


When is the Seven Magic Mountains Closing Date? 

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. 

Can you Uber to Seven Magic Mountains?

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. 

How Far is Seven Magic Mountains from the Las Vegas Strip?

It is 22 miles from the center of the strip out to the Seven Magic Mountains parking lot. 

What is the Best Time To Visit Seven Magic Mountains?

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!

Are The Seven Magic Mountains Worth It?

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. 

How Much Walking is Involved to Visit The Seven Magic Mountains?

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.

Is Seven Magic Mountains handicap accessible?

Unfortunately, Seven Magic Mountains is not handicap accessible. The path leading out to the structures is entirely made of dirt. 

Are Seven Magic Mountains In California?

No, they are not in California; they are in Nevada. They are only 18 miles from the California border though!

Is Seven Magic Mountains on the Way to the Grand Canyon?

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.

How Long Should We Plan on Spending at Seven Magic Mountains?

On our tours we allot 30 minutes, and you probably wouldn't want to spend over 1 hour at Seven Magic Mountains. 

Are There Bathrooms at Seven Magic Mountains?

Unfortunately, there are not any restrooms at Seven Magic Mountains. 

How Much is the Seven Magic Mountains Entrance Fee? 

There is no entrance fee to Seven Magic Mountains, it is totally free. 

Is Seven Magic Mountains Dog Friendly?

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!

Is there a Shuttle to Seven Magic Mountains?

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. 

Is Seven Magic Mountains On The Way To The Hoover Dam?

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 it with our Hoover Dam Walk On Top Tour w/ Seven Magic Mountains. You can see more about our different Hoover Dam Tours here.

Seven Magic Mountains is a beautiful land art project in the middle of the Mojave desert. As it gets more popular and pops up on more and more social media feeds, visitors to Las Vegas wonder if they should visit 7 Magic Mountains. The answer is yes of course! Here are 8 reasons why:

1. It’s super close to Las Vegas

At only 21 miles away from the Las Vegas strip, Seven Magic Mountains is very accessible. An UBER out there costs about the same as a single Red Bull and vodka from the pool at the Palazzo, around $30. For a longer full day experience, check out our Seven Magic Mountain Tours. 

2. Experience the Desert

Las Vegas Fall Weather

Las Vegas is smack dab right in the middle of the hottest desert in the United States, but you wouldn’t know it standing on the Strip. Seven Magic Mountains is the perfect spot to experience the Mojave desert.

3. Photos Galore


The brightly colored rocks against the drab desert background make for some outstanding pictures. Make sure your battery is fully charged and try to show up in the morning to escape the heat and get your coveted photo without other people in them. Looking for some inspiration for your photos? Check out the #sevenmagicmountains. 

4. Escape the city

Las Vegas is amazing. It is the city we call home, and we couldn’t imagine living anywhere else.

The thing about Las Vegas is, the strip is just a small part of it, and once you leave the city itself, there are so many amazing places to check out. And while you may not have 15 hours to visit Antelope Canyon, getting out to Seven Magic mountains is a straightforward way to leave the city behind for a couple of hours. You will appreciate it even more once you return. 

5. Interpret Art

Seven Magic Mountains is an art installation sponsored by the Nevada Museum of Art. Ugo Rondinone’s meditative balancing rocks have been interpreted in hundreds of different ways, from man’s connection and impact on nature, to a shining spot in the middle of the desert much like Las Vegas itself.

No matter what your interest level in modern art is, experiencing and interpreting it for yourself will get you in touch with your creative side. 

6. It is getting hotter

Not just Vegas, also the rocks! More and more people are making the trip out to see Seven Magic Mountains as its presence on social media is becoming ever more present.

Seven Magic Mountains is quickly becoming a don’t miss destination for visitors to Las Vegas, don’t get left out when asked if you saw the colorful rocks in the desert during your Vegas vacation!

7. It won’t be there forever

Originally started as a 2-year art installation in 2016, Seven Magic Mountains immense popularity secured the balancing rocks’ for longer, but not forever!

Currently, Seven Magic Mountains is slated to remain on view until December 2021. Don’t miss it before it’s gone! 

8. See other close natural attractions

The Hoover Dam

While you are out seeing Seven Magic Mountains, it is the perfect chance to knock a few more spots off of your list.

If you have your own car, places like Red Rock Canyon, Valley of the Fire, or the Hoover Dam would make for a delightful addition to a trip to Seven Magic Mountains.

If you don’t feel like driving, give us a day and you will see Seven Magic Mountains along with the Grand Canyon and five amazing destinations in total on our Grand Canyon West, Hoover Dam, Seven Magic Mountains Day Tour. 

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