In middle of the Southern California desert, there is an artful oasis known as Salvation Mountain. It’s a colorful world of paint, inspiration and words created by Leonard Knight. His message is “God is Love” and he believes love is all you need.
I’ve known about Salvation Mountain for years. I knew it was in the desert in Southern California, but I never really though I’d be able to experience it because it is, literally, in a deserted portion of the state. When my friends and I planned our trip to Palm Springs, I wanted so badly to go an hour and a half further to Niland, where Leonard has created this beautiful cotton candy mountain out of paint, stucco and trash. I’m not surprised my friends were just as excited about Salvation Mountain as I was.