Photograph Big Rock Candy Mountain


Added by Chris Engelsman

A caramel colored mountainside stands in stark contrast to its surrounding landscape.

As you head south on Hwy 89 south of I-70 in central Utah, you wind through a picturesque canyon along the Sevier River. As the canyon opens up, Big Rock Candy Mountain's caramel colored hillside comes into full view. The caramel color is a stark contrast to the other mountains covered in pinion pines. 

Back in 1928, Harry McClintock recorded the song "Big Rock Candy Mountain" shortly after that an entrepreneurial group of central Utahns placed a sign at the bottom of the caramel colored mountain and opened a gift shop, restaurant, and motel. It's still there today, with more recreation opportunities in the area.

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