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Salvation Mountain/Borrego Springs

Updated: Aug 8, 2018

Josie, a fantastic, sweet, brilliant young lady, told me the story of and showed me pictures of Salvation Mountain. What a perfect addition to Jack and my quest to see oodles and oodles of off-the-beaten-path wacky road-side attractions!

Planning a last-minute adventure to Salvation Mountain:

1) Destination: Salvation Mountain south of Palm Springs

2) A last-minute weekend trip with my daughter and grandson.

3) When to leave? Friday after work or Saturday morning

4) Where to stay? Great destination-terrible timing as it was spring break and hotels/resorts/motels in Palm Springs were either full or very expensive. Decided to look closer to Salvation Mountain.


1) Decided to avoid Friday night traffic and leave Saturday morning.

2) Went to many sites looking for accommodations within an hour of Salvation Mountain that had lots of amenities.

3) Bingo! La Casa del Zorro in Borrego Springs.

La Casa del Zorro exceeded all our expectations! Tennis, gym, giant chess game, horseshoes, shuffleboard, walking trails, two restaurants and pools everywhere!! Our huge room was beautiful with its fireplace, view of the pool and spa-like bathroom. I can’t wait to go back!

Salvation Mountain, about an hour and a half from Palm Springs and according to Senator Barbara Boxer, "a unique and visionary sculpture... a national treasure... profoundly strange and beautifully accessible, and worthy of the international acclaim it receives". Created by Leonard Knight over several decades, Salvation Mountain is an adobe and straw built wonderland with brightly colored folk artwork. Weaving through rooms of fantastical flowers, birds, and biblical sayings one can only say, Oh-My-Goodness!

Jack, Catherine and I LOVED Borrego Springs, especially Casa del Zorro and Salvation Mountain. We recommend this trip to everyone!

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