Candy Mountain Express Trail

MODERATE 1 reviews

Candy Mountain Express Trail is a 15.8 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Elsinore, Utah that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
15.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
754 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dog friendly

birding

cross country skiing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

trail running

walking

views

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.

road biking
1 month ago

Spectacular Trail - starting in Elsinore the dedicated bike trail hugs US 89 on a well kept trail up until it reaches the Big Rock Candy Mountain rail trail that winds up the canyon providing stunning scenery. We did the 32 mile out and back on this trip. Going out is mostly uphill but gradual and only about 750 feet of ascent. The trail ends at the Candy Mountain Resort. We did this trip on Dec 29th, 2017 on a aberrant, warm day of 65 degrees in Utah and the trail was stunning in the dead of winter. I can only imagine it is even more beautiful when there are leaves on the trees...