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Niland is a small town near the Salton Sea.

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Niland is located on California Highway 111 about 40 miles (64 km) north of Interstate 8 in Calexico and 58 miles (93 km) south of Interstate 10 in Indio.

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  • Mud volcanoes. Southwest of Niland at the intersection of Schrimpf Rd. and Wister Rd. To reach from Niland, go south about 2.5 miles (4.0 km) on Highway 111 to Schrimpf Road, Turn right onto Schrimpf (note: Schrimpf and Wister are graded dirt roads but are well maintained and should be passable by all passenger cars). Go west for 3.4 miles (5.5 km) on Schrimpf Rd. to Wister Rd. Turn right onto Wister Rd. The mud volcanoes will be in a dirt field on the right side of Wister Rd. (Note: Wister Rd. may also be signed as Davis Rd.) Here, CO2 gas bubbling up through mud has created mud volcanoes ranging from a few inches high to more than 8 feet (2.4 m) tall. Activity in the various vents range from slowly seeping mud to whistling tubes to mud being thrown vigorously into the air. Bubbling pools and mudpots are also found in this field.
  • East Jesus, 23 Sidewinder Rd (Pass Salvation Mountain, turn left when the road ends. take the second left on to Sidewinder (there is an East Jesus sign.)). 10am8-5PM. East Jesus is an experimental, sustainable, habitable, art installation. There is no religious connotation in the name East Jesus - it's a colloquialism for the middle of nowhere beyond the edge of services; their off-grid facility operates with no municipal utilities. You can explore their expansive art garden with a free docent-led tour, learn about their numerous and varied sustainability initiatives, and imagine a world without waste in which every action is an opportunity for self-expression. Note that East Jesus used to be part of Slab City until they purchased their land from the State. Free, cash donations appreciated..




Bobby D's has great hand tossed pizza and a very friendly environment. There's also a Chinese restaurant, a Mexican restaurant, and a grocery store.



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Routes through Niland
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