Candy Mountain Express Bike Trail

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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 and restrooms.

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.

The trail will one day be 20 miles.

Parking and Trail Access

Parking is available at Sevier Junction (0.7 mile south off Exit 23 from I-70) and in Joseph and Elsinore. Trail users who are not guests of the Big Rock Candy Mountain Resort ask before using their parking facilities.

Reviews

Beautiful scenery, great trail

   September, 2016 by kevinkaren

We parked at the trailhead in Sevier, right off the interstate. There was a restroom building and ample parking at what turned out to be the high spot on the trail. No worries; we rode North on a continuous downhill, alongside a quiet highway and passing ...read more

The Name Fits It Well!

   March, 2016 by cstumblin

We enjoyed this ride in late October 2015. The temperature was a bit chilly so we waited until about 11:00 to begin our ride. We parked at the well-marked area just off of interstate 70 (near Clear Creek Canyon Road) and rode South to the end and back ...read more

A trail to remember

   September, 2015 by trooperjohn

2nd time on the trail. Started in Elsinore ended at Big Rock Candy Mtn. 35 miles round trip, approx 500 ft elevation rise. Trail is wide, well marked, and maintained. No puncture vine down here! Recommend getting off the trail 1/2 mile before the end ...read more