I go back and forth between Vegas and southern California a lot. The last few times I noticed what looked like several columns of huge stacked colored marshmallows off to the side of the road between the M casino and Jean. Every time I made a mental note to stop by my next trip, but always forgot.
Yesterday I was returning to Vegas and stopped at the Jean gas station. While there I remembered the promise to myself. So I took the side road, that parallels the I-15 on the northbound side. Sure enough after several miles I came to the Seven Magic Mountains
They are pretty much what they look like from the freeway. Except they aren't huge marshmallows but enormous boulders. The type of rock seems to be volcanic glass, which is not generally found in the area. There is some signage about it at the parking lot. Be warned there is no bathroom and the Vegas desert can get HOT.
I wish to say that I think this rates very high on the cool meter. If you're traveling between Vegas and the state line it is definitely worth stopping by. Even if you fly into town it would be worth it to take a side trip there if you like things like this.
I think I'll make a formal article out of this if I can get a model to come out with me to spice up the pictures. For now, you'll have to settle for these. Click on any image for a larger version.
The question for the poll is what do you think of the Seven Magic Mountains?
p.s. I'm sorry some of these are rotated incorrectly. They are correct every other way I view them except here.
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