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

Great Ride

   April, 2014 by daw44

I highly recommend riding from the north (start at the gas station) to the south (Candy Mountain) as that means you start riding uphill. There can be some pretty good wind that makes it challenging, so be aware of that. The canyon is very beautiful and ...read more

TRAILBEAR IN THE CANDY SHOP – The Big Rock Candy Mountain Trail

   October, 2011 by toolbear

This is an interesting part of Utah. The Sevier River is the longest river in the state that stays in the state. It waters a series of farming/ranching communities the length of the valley. This is McDonaldLess Land. You will not see much in the standard ...read more

UPDATE - New trailhead in the works

   May, 2011 by trailbear

Wish I had known about this trail when last I headed down I-70 to St. George. Looks interesting. This is Just Up the Road A Piece from Bryce and the bike trails at Red Canyon. If I get out to Utah Trikes to buy a new trike, I need to stop in for a ride. This ...read more