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Seven Magic Mountains: Our most recommended tours and activities

Las Vegas: Hoover Dam and Seven Magic Mountains Tour

1. Las Vegas: Hoover Dam and Seven Magic Mountains Tour

See the top attractions around Las Vegas on a half-day trip with a guide, including the Las Vegas sign, Hoover Dam, and Seven Magic Mountains. Step out of your Las Vegas hotel and climb aboard the air-conditioned van to start your tour. Head straight over to the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign to beat the crowds for an early morning photo shoot.  Next, drive into the middle of the Mojave Desert to admire the hottest art in town, Seven Magic Mountains. Then, enjoy the views as you drive through Boulder City and on to the Hoover Dam. Walk out onto the Mike O'Callahan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge, the second-highest bridge in the United States.  Take in the full view of the Hoover Dam. Follow your tour guide on a guided walk across the top of the Hoover Dam, and peer down the face of what once was the tallest dam in the world.

Las Vegas: Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam & 7 Magic Mountains Tour

2. Las Vegas: Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam & 7 Magic Mountains Tour

This small-group tour starts early with a 7:00 AM departure. You'll make a quick bonus stop at the Welcome to Las Vegas sign to get an iconic photo. Then, your tour guide will drive you out of Las Vegas and into the Mojave desert. In the middle of the desert is one of the area's hottest attractions: Seven Magic Mountains. Take a walk through the colorful art installations and strike your best pose for a memorable photo. From here you will travel through historic Boulder City on the way to the Hoover Dam. Climb up to the Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge Walkway for a sweeping view of the front of the Hoover Dam. Enjoy a snack as your tour guide takes you up to the West Rim of the Grand Canyon. Instead of taking park shuttles, you will have exclusive access to the park, your tour guide will drive you inside to explore famous points like Eagle Point and Guano Point. If you'd like, you can add a thrilling walk on the Skywalk. All in all, this is a day trip you won't want to miss.

Las Vegas: Sunset Hike and Photography Tour Near Red Rock

3. Las Vegas: Sunset Hike and Photography Tour Near Red Rock

Join a small group tour to Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and take in the Seven Magic Mountains as an optional extra. Meet your experienced tour guide at your hotel on Las Vegas Boulevard. Climb aboard the air-conditioned van to start your trip to Red Rock Canyon. Meet your experienced tour guide at your hotel on Las Vegas Boulevard. Climb aboard the air-conditioned van to start your trip. If you choose the Seven Magic Mountains option, you will head straight to admire the art installation by Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone after pickup from your hotel. Comprised of seven towers of colorful, stacked boulders standing more than 30-feet high, the Seven Magic Mountains is a creative expression of human presence in the desert. Seven Magic Mountains punctuates the Mojave with a poetic burst of form and color. Discover the Mojave Desert and Red Rock's views from Blue Diamond road with scenic desert cliffs, buttes, and rock formations. State Route 159 cuts through an unnamed but often-visited valley; it is commonly, but mistakenly, referred to as Red Rock Canyon.  Admire the Cliffs, or Keystone Thrust, a massive wall of rock, which can be seen to the west from SR 159. Toward the southern end of the National Conservation Area are Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, Bonnie Springs Ranch, and the village of Blue Diamond. Uncover the beauty of a series of colorful sandstone formations that sit beneath an older limestone backdrop, providing ideal photo opportunities. Some stops include a gentle hike, while others are great for photos and sightseeing. Right before the sun sets, witness the firsthand artwork of Mother Nature as the sky changes color from blue to fiery red to a soft orange and pink. Be dropped off at your hotel at the end of your tour in time to take a shower and get ready for Vegas nightlife.

Las Vegas: Mojave Desert, 7 Magic Mountains, Vegas Sign Tour

4. Las Vegas: Mojave Desert, 7 Magic Mountains, Vegas Sign Tour

Take in the Seven Magic Mountains and the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign on a guided tour. Meet your guide at your hotel. Climb aboard the van to be taken straight to your first stop. Admire internationally renowned Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone’s Seven Magic Mountains. Marvel at the colors of the giant rocks that make up this site-specific art installation. Take in the surrounding desert views and plants. Next, head to your second stop, the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign. Take amazing pictures of this Las Vegas landmark. Enjoy views of the casinos on the drive back to your hotel along Las Vegas Boulevard.

Las Vegas: Mojave, Red Rock Sign and 7 Magic Mountains Tour

5. Las Vegas: Mojave, Red Rock Sign and 7 Magic Mountains Tour

The California Mojave desert is the most famous desert in USA. Red Rock Canyon in Clark County, Nevada, is about 15 miles west of Las Vegas (pickup starts from 7 AM), and is easily seen from the Las Vegas Strip. The conservation area showcases a set of large red rock formations, a collection of sandstone peaks and walls called the Keystone Thrust. The walls are up to 3,000-feet high, making them a popular hiking and rock-climbing destination. The highest point in the park is La Madre Mountain at 8,154 feet. State Route 159 cuts through an unnamed but often-visited valley; it is commonly, but mistakenly, referred to as Red Rock Canyon. The Wilson Cliffs, or Keystone Thrust, a massive wall of rock, can be seen to the west from SR 159. Internationally renowned Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone’s Seven Magic Mountains is a large-scale, site-specific public art installation located near Jean Dry Lake and Interstate 15, approximately 10 miles south of Las Vegas, Nevada. Comprised of seven towers of colorful, stacked boulders standing more than 30-feet high, Seven Magic Mountains is a creative expression of human presence in the desert, Seven Magic Mountains punctuates the Mojave with a poetic burst of form and color. Seven Magic Mountains was produced by the Nevada Museum of Art and Art Production Fund. The exhibition opened May 11, 2016, and was originally scheduled to be on view for two years. Due to the incredible success of the piece since its opening, artist Ugo Rondinone has expressed a strong desire to keep the artwork on view at its current site.

Las Vegas: Private 7 Magic Mountains and Vegas Sign Car Trip

6. Las Vegas: Private 7 Magic Mountains and Vegas Sign Car Trip

Head out of Las Vegas in a private car to see the brilliant Seven Magic Mountains site up close, as well as the famous Welcome to Las Vegas sign — both must-dos on your visit to Sin City. After your hotel pickup in the city, head out into the surrounding Mojave desert to stroll around and to see Seven Magic Mountains. Created by internationally renowned Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone, Seven Magic Mountains is a large-scale site-specific public art installation. Marvel at the carefully placed, colorful boulders stacked one on top of the other in the middle of the desert. Standing more than thirty feet high, Seven Magic Mountains is a burst of color within the Ivanpah Valley. Surrounded by mountain ranges and natural springs — you're in an idyllic desert spot. Then, make a stop at the iconic bright Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign, which has featured in countless movies, books, and stories. Take a memorable snapshot here to commemorate your time in vibrant Las Vegas.

Las Vegas: Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam & Seven Magic Mountains

7. Las Vegas: Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam & Seven Magic Mountains

Visit three iconic sites in the United States on this guided day trip. Take pictures of the Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam, and Seven Magic Mountains, and marvel at the breathtaking sceneries they offer. Begin your group tour of the Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam with pick-up from your Las Vegas hotel. Head out of Las Vegas well before the big bus tours are finished loading, ensuring more time in the park and space at the viewpoints before the largest bus groups arrive. While on the Strip, stop for pictures at the Welcome to Las Vegas sign. After this, head to Seven Magic Mountains for wonderful wondering and great photo opportunities. Next, visit the famous Hoover Dam, a 756-foot tall and 650-foot thick block of concrete built-in 1936 to provide electricity for the growing urban centers nearby. Continue towards the Grand Canyon, where you have the opportunity to sightsee Eagle Point, Skywalk, and hike at Guano Point with views of the mighty Colorado River. Once you've experienced unreal vistas and nowhere-else-on-earth photo opportunities, head back to meet your driver for your relaxing drive back to Las Vegas, stopping for dinner along the way. Depending on local traffic conditions, expect to return to your hotel by approximately 5:30 PM.

Las Vegas: Valley of Fire and Seven Magic Mountains

8. Las Vegas: Valley of Fire and Seven Magic Mountains

First stop is the Valley of Fire state park. See the famous Atlatl Rock, Elephant Rock and Rainbow Vista before you venture into the petrified sand dunes of Fire Canyon. Here, you will have the option to hike the Mouse's tank Trail (0.75-mile roundtrip). Keep your eyes peeled for Native American petroglyphs and learn about the many Native American cultures who made the Valley of Fire their home as your guide leads you through the hike. After your hike, enjoy a 13-mile scenic drive deeper into the Mojave Desert to Red Rock Canyon. Enjoy views of the 65-million-year-old Wilson Cliffs and Keystone Thrust before arriving at the Canyon where you will have some time to explore the area.

Las Vegas: Valley of Fire and Seven Magic Mountains Day Trip

9. Las Vegas: Valley of Fire and Seven Magic Mountains Day Trip

Discover the Valley of Fire state park and the Seven Magic Mountains on a full-day guided trip from Las Vegas. Scout out the most unique spots in the Valley of Fire and marvel at the Seven Magic Mountains art installation in the Mohave desert.  After being picked up from the Las Vegas Strip, enjoy a comfortable transfer to the Valley of Fire and visit the most beautiful spots, including Elephant Rock, Cabins, and Rainbow Vista, before heading off the beaten track to find two hidden spots. As you travel, your guide will provide insightful commentary about the sights and regions, such as the 4,000-year-old petroglyphs. Continue to the Seven Magic Mountains and admire this colorful art installation in the Mohave Desert. At the end of your trip, sit back and relax on your return transfer to the Las Vegas Strip

Las Vegas: 7 Magic Mountains and Welcome to Las Vegas Tour

10. Las Vegas: 7 Magic Mountains and Welcome to Las Vegas Tour

Take in the Seven Magic Mountains and the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign on this private tour. Enjoy convenient hotel pickup and drop-off, snap breathtaking shots in front of the colorful rocks of the Seven Magic Mountains, and then get up close to the iconic Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign. Meet your guide at your hotel and climb aboard the van to be taken to your first stop, the Seven Magic Mountains, designed by renowned Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone. Marvel at the colors of the giant rocks that make up this creative art installation and take in the surrounding desert views and plants. Next, head to your second stop, the Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign, and take amazing pictures with this Las Vegas landmark. Finally, enjoy views of the casinos on the drive back to your hotel along Las Vegas Boulevard.

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What people are saying about Seven Magic Mountains

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4.8 / 5

based on 389 reviews

Best Trip I ever had. Shout out to Max tours and great and seamless booking process from Get your guide. Tour guide Chad was very chill and explained the history of the locations very well. I would definitely recommend this tour offered by Max tours.

The driver was most kind and very nice. Gave me some good places to eat and try while visiting Vegas. The drive and going out to the location was awesome, a good relaxed drive. It was fun, good cool weather, clean van and excellent driver.

New different place. The guide definitely added to the experience with statistically info. fun facts. He also added snacks and drinks. Took us off another small excursion to see lots of goats.

The driver/ tour guide was great. Only been on the job for 3 months but gave us lots of interesting facts. You would have thought he had done this tour for years

The trip was enjoyable! Jo, our tour guide and driver was the awesome! Highly recommended. Thank you!