Let’s just get this out of the way in the beginning: They are not technically mountains, but there are seven of them. Instead, they are seven giant, colorful rocks that sit 15 minutes outside of the city, near Dry Jean Lake. It is described as a large-scale, site-specific public art installation in the desert. They have gained so much popularity over the past few years that everyone takes a drive down to see these colorful rocks during their stay in Las Vegas.
When the exhibition opened on May 11, 2016, it was originally scheduled to be on display for two years. However, it became so popular that producers have extended the installment’s duration, and it will be on view until 2021.
This magic location is credited to Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone, whose idea was to “elicit continuities and solidarities between human nature, artificial and natural, then and now.” His hopes are that people extend their view to the surrounding mountains and Jean Dry Lake backdrop. Ultimately, the contrast between the nature and the color is striking, and more than worth a visit.