Desert Road Trip Part 4 of 4:
It was nearing the end of our desert road trip, and we wanted to see Font’s Point and Salvation Mountain. We decided to skip Font’s Point because you need a 4 wheel drive to drive in or you had to hike 8 miles. We were pretty sore from ATVing so we opted to drive to Salvation Mountain in time to see it at sunset. Salvation Mountain is a great work of art by the late Leonard Knight. The artwork is made from adobe, straw, and thousands of gallons of lead-free paint. It’s quite a beautiful site, vibrant and colorful against the desert landscape. It was the perfect way to end our desert road trip.
Map of Desert Road Trip locations:
The ghost town of Amboy was once a major stop along Route 66 until Interstate 40 was opened. The city only has 10 remaining buildings, Roy's gas station and motel cafe being the biggest landmark.
When Angelino's think of the California Desert, they think of Palm Springs. Below I've listed seven other quirky destinations in the high desert, not far from the mid century modern mecca.
Salvation Mountain is a great work of art by the late Leonard Knight. It’s quite a beautiful site, vibrant and colorful against the desert landscape.
A day of hiking Anza Borrego Desert Park and checking out the Galetta Meadows life size animal sculptures.
When you gaze out at the Salton Sea, California's largest lake, it’s so vast it looks like the ocean. Now because of it’s high salinity and no outlet, many fish end up here to die.
More then 85,000 acres of magnificent desert are open for off-highway exploration and recreation within the boundaries of the Ocotillo Wells, just a 3 hour drive from Los Angeles.