I know social media gets a lot of hate, but I personally love how it has opened the door (for me, at least) to discover these magical little places that I never would have heard about otherwise. I discovered Seven Magic Mountains on Instagram last year and fell in love with the art installation. I knew I had to visit it one day!
When Robin and I decided to book tickets to Las Vegas and then drive out to Arizona, I quickly googled Seven Magic Mountains and discovered that it wasn’t too far out of our way. It’s about 20 minutes South of Vegas and really easy to get to from the Stripe, but is far enough out I probably wouldn’t have stumbled upon it myself. I imagine that an Uber out there would probably be about $5oish roundtrip, so not too bad if you split the ride between friends. We rented a car, so we drove.
We arrived maybe around 10:30-11am on a Sunday, and I’d say there were about 20 people give or take there roaming about. There’s a small parking lot about a 100 yards from the towers and it’s an easy walk to the base of them. If I could visit again, I think I’d like to visit either for sunrise or sunset to witness a brilliant colored sky against these colorful towers. The website says it’s a two year project, so it may be taken down next year, but I’m hoping it won’t! Regardless, makes sure you visit soon in case!
I’d like to make a note – and please don’t read this as being bitter. When you visit, please don’t climb all over the towers or (like some people like to do) write on them. They are pieces of art – it’s a public art installation, not a playground. You wouldn’t visit a local museum just to sit on a statue or draw a smile on the Mona Lisa. Be respectful, peeps.