(sorry to get off the topic of casto Canyon)
We spent a week at Big Rock Candy Mtn... had to "double" book a room at Ruby's for one night to make the round trip. First day was 130 miles down the western side & 125 back up the eastern side the next day. Great views and scenery everywhere. But, our first trip out we spent two nights at Ruby's and had dinner at the Diner. BARF on the burgers in that place, it was like Zoo Fast Food. Then we rode around the trails below the lake, but it wasn't much different then the views on the way down & you weren't near as close to stuff. The second night we ate at the Cowboy buffet, only other thing within walking distance & there's a little bit of everything there, pretty good for the price considering the location. So, the second year out we only made it a one night ride and had the Cowboy buffet again.
We can't wait to go it again... It's 4300 miles round trip from PA, wish we could make it out every year.
We had done plenty of research before our trip on the 50" trails, the "tight" gates & such... so not to miss anything we wanted to see, we took everything off the bike to make it 50". Rock Sliders gone, S fender flares, Rock Crusher wheels and 26" BH's, etc. It was all worth for the extra places we could go and see.
We also tied another overnight trip into it from Richfield to Fillmoore and back with another S x S.