Salvation Mountain, Niland, Imperial County, California, USA.
From Los Angeles or Phoenix, take Interstate 10 to the 86S (just east of Indio.) Travel south (11 miles) to 66th Avenue (Hwy 195.) There is a big gas station and truck stop on the left. If you miss this turn, you'll end up on the wrong side of the Salton Sea. Turn left (east) and go about a ½ mile to Highway 111. Turn right (south) and go about 42 miles to Niland, California. Turn left (east) on Main Street (which eventually turns into Beal Road) and travel for a little over 3 miles. Look to the East. You absolutely cannot miss it.
From San Diego or Yuma, take Interstate 8 to Highway 111 north. Niland is about 32 miles. Turn east on Main Street (turns into Beal Road) and go a little over 3 miles to Salvation Mountain.
Local Places to stay:
Calipatria Inn - A very nice place to stay in Imperial County. It is a mere 10 minutes from Salvation Mountain. Be sure and tell them that you are there to see Leonard and Salvation Mountain.http://www.calipatriainn.com
Ballesteros - Good Mexican food, sandwiches, and a bar if your whistle needs wettin'. If you are in there at the right time, you will see Leonard having a meal.
Southern California destinations:
Palm Springs - One of my favorite places. Always something to do. Beautiful weather all of the time. Check out the Palm Springs Arial Tramway.
Disneyland - Anaheim, California. The (Original) Happiest Place On Earth.
San Diego - A very beautiful city. Be sure and visit the San Diego Zoo and Sea World. They are great!
Los Angeles - More to do and see than one could ever imagine. Beverly Hills and Rodeo Drive, Griffith Park and Observatory, Hollywood and the Walk of Fame, Chinatown, Universal Studios -- the list goes on and on and on.
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