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The Big Rock Candy Mountain | Marysvale Canyon | Near Marysvale Utah PDF Print E-mail
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The Historic Big Rock Candy Mountain in Marysvale Canyon

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The song “Big Rock Candy Mountain” is generally recognized as a depression era, hobo ballad, rendering harmless, all that a down-trodden fellow could fear. The police have wooden legs, jail bars are made of tin, and cigarettes grow on trees. After the 1928 release of the song, some local residents placed a sign at the base of the bright yellow hills in Marysvale Canyon, proclaiming it to be “The Big Rock Candy Mountain”. The spring trickling down the yellow rocks looked just like lemonade and thus the spring was named. These names stuck, and the mythical Big Rock Candy Mountain of the song, became one of the most recognized geologic sites in west-central Utah.

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Eagle Rock Tunnel | Marysvale Canyon PDF Print E-mail
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The Eagle Rock Tunnel in Marysvale Canyon

The Marysvale Line of the D&RGW railroad left behind a lasting legacy of the people it brought to Marysvale, the jobs it provided, and the gold and ore it hauled away. Years have passed since they closed the Marysvale line, the track has been torn up, the rail grade converted, in part, to a spur of the Paiute ATV Trail on the south end, and the Candy Mountain Express Bike Trail on the north end, and the depot and rail yard have long since been re-allocated. The only evidence left that a train came to Marysvale, is the Eagle Rock Tunnel in Marysvale Canyon.

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The Rock Candy Express Bike Trail | Marysvale Utah PDF Print E-mail
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Bicycle enthiusiests won't want to miss the opportuity to pedel this beautiful 8 mile stretch of paved bike trail. The Rock Candy Express Bike Trail follows the old railroad grade and the Sevier River. The bicycle trail has gradual slopes for an easy ride.  The Rock Candy Express can be accesses from Hoovers, and Big Rock, at the south end, or the trail head with restrooms at the north end of Marysvale Canyon. The scenery along the ride can't be beat.

 
The Sevier River Valley in Marysvale Canyon PDF Print E-mail
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In Marysvale Cayon you will find something for everyone, fishing, rafting, bicycling, hiking and OHV Trails. Marysvale Cayon is home to the historic Big Rock Candy Mountain Resort, Hovers River Resort, Deer Creek Cabins, the Big Rock Cafe, and Hoovers Grill.  You can find lodging, RV parks, ATV rentals, outfitters and restaurants, all nestled in Marysvale Cayon along the scenic Sevier River.
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