The Candy Mountain Resort Bike Trail is a paved trail great for biking and hiking, and easily accessible from Big Rock Candy Mountain Resort. Parking is available at Big Rock Candy Mountain and from a public parking area just north of Big Rock Candy Mountain. Restrooms are available at the Public Parking Area.
The paved Candy Mountain Express Bike Trail follows part of the route of the former Marysvale Line of the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad, which was decommissioned in 1976. The trail affords splendid canyon scenery, with colorful rock formations and views of the Sevier River.
You will see old mining and railroad sights along the way, and maybe even some deer or wild turkeys.
From Sevier Junction south, the trail crosses Clear Creek and the Sevier River, entering the canyon. Here it passes by the 200-foot-long Eagle Rock tunnel, built in 1896. Historical markers tell of the railroad’s history.
South of the tunnel the trail winds along the river through the canyon and ends at around 7 miles, where you can cross the river to Big Rock Candy Mountain Resort. Here you’ll find lodging, refreshments, restrooms, and recreation such as River Rafting, Ropes Courses, ATV Rentals and More.
North and east of the Sevier Junction trailhead, the Rock Candy Mountain Bike Trail passes through farm country and parallels the east side of SR 258 (Sevier Hwy) to Joseph. Here the trail crosses to the west side and continues to Elsinore ending at just over 9 miles. This section has short, steep grades and almost no shade but you can buy food and drink in Joseph and Elsinore.
Parking is available at Sevier Junction (0.7 mile south off Exit 23 from I-70) and in Joseph and Elsinore. Parking is also available at Big Rock Candy Mountain Resort and at the Whistle Stop Rest Area/Parking. View the map below for parking and trail information.
Information for this was obtained from Traillink.com
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