SUMMER ROAD TRIP: Visit Seven Magic Mountains on your next ride from L.A. to Vegas

Seven Magic Mountains by Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone (Jason Rzucidlo/AmericaJR)

JEAN, Nevada — Seven Magic Mountains are a colorful rock art display located just south of the Las Vegas Strip. It is self described as “a creative expression of human presence in the desert.”

Seven Magic Mountains are the brainchild of Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone. He is best known for his rock display at Rockefeller Center in New York City.

There are seven towers of colorful stacked boulders. Each one stands more than 30 feet high. It makes for a great selfie or photo opportunity with your friends or family.

The project was encouraged and supported by public-private partnerships. It creates cultural and development opportunities for both Las Vegas and Nevada.

From Southern California: Take Interstate 15 North to Exit 12 for Jean, Nevada. Then, turn left and drive about seven miles on Las Vegas Boulevard. Look for Seven Magic Mountains on your right side.

The exhibition opened May 11, 2016 and was originally scheduled to be on view for two years. However, due to popularity, it was extended through the end of 2018. Rondinone hopes to keep the exhibit on display for many more years to come.

For more information about Seven Magic Mountains, visit http://sevenmagicmountains.com/

 

 

Seven Magic Mountains is described as “a creative expression of human presence in the desert.” (Jason Rzucidlo/AmericaJR)

 

The exhibition opened May 11, 2016 and was originally scheduled to be on view for two years.

 

AmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo poses for a photo with Seven Magic Mountains

 

Rondinone hopes to work with community leaders to keep Seven Magic Mountains on display for several years to come.

 

 

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