My husband and I are full time RV'ers, we have a 33 foot 5th wheel. We planned a trip from Flagstaff, Arizona to Salt Lake City, Utah. Since we don't have to hurry, we like to stay off the Interstate highways. We decided to travel on Hwy 89 for our trip to Salt Lake. What a beautiful drive. Once you leave Kanab Utah, the scenery is beautiful. The route takes you through several small towns, valleys and farming areas.
A good part of the way, the Sevier River runs along the highway. We came through the little town of Marysvale Utah and drove into Marysvale Canyon. The canyon is full of beautiful rock formations on both sides of the highway. It was getting late and we were ready to stop for the night. We came around a corner and there was Big Big Rock Candy Mountain Resort & RV Park.
We registered at the Gift and Convenience Store and settled into our space. Be sure you talk with Angela, she is a very friendly and helpful lady. The RV park, located right on the Sevier River, has nice grass lawns and lots of trees. Our space had a gravel parking area and grass out our front door. Fire pits and picnic tables were provided in each space. We settled in and took a walk around the grounds which were very nice and well kept. I really enjoyed the nice grassy areas along the river.
There are also several places in and around the park from which that you are able to fish. We met Kenny, the gentleman, who takes care of the grounds and he told us all about the attractions in the area. He is a very friendly and knowledgeable man.
We were originally going to stay for 2 nights but ended up staying for 2 weeks because there was so much to see and do. We carry our ATV’s with us and there are miles and miles of trails you can access from your RV space without having to trailer your ATV's to another area. They are very ATV friendly at Big Rock Candy Mountain Resort and RV Park. We spent several days riding the extensive trails.
The park elevation is 6200 feet and you can ride up to 11,000 feet. Deer Creek Trail takes you up a beautiful canyon full of trees and running water. The scenery was breath taking.
Another great attraction is Whitewater Rafting. They leave right from the property at Big Rock Candy Mountain and raft about 8 miles down the river. I know why they call it Awesome Adventures after the exciting trip down the Sevier in the class II, III & IV rapids. What a trip and the guides are full of many stories on the area. We rafted the river 3 times. This is a “must do" during your stay.
Adventure Glide is also another attraction available right from the camp. There have 2 different venues. Adventure Mountain has a zip line, rock climbing and suspension bridge, there is also the Tree Top Canopy with zip lines across the river and back then you zip thru the tree tops. This is another “must do” attraction.
Candy Mountain Express Bike Trail starts right here at Big Rock and travels 8 miles down the river. The paved trail follows part of the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad that was decommissioned in 1976. The trail affords splendid canyon scenery, with colorful rock formations and views of the Sevier River. You may see deer or wild turkeys along the way. Make sure to bring a camera with you.
There are several day trip areas that you can reach from the park including, Bryce and Zion National Parks, Fish Lake and Fremont Indian State Park are an easy drive from Big Rock.
Big Rock Candy Mountain Resort and RV Park is a very nice place to stay. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The park is clean and well kept. I definitely would stay here again.
UPDATE: Our 2 week stay has now turned into a semi permanent home!