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According to Wrangler brand manager Kevin Metz, “In a world where only 15% of SUV owners ever go off road, Jeep says 60% of Wrangler owners do; for Rubicon models, its 80%. Those percentages are the industry's highest.” Based on an article published on MSN Autos, "Where 15% of men SUV drivers said they go off roading for recreation, 10.8% of women said they do, too. And while 24.1% of men said they use their SUV to get to off-road camping, hiking and fishing sites, 17.9% of women do the same." Even if the popularity of off roading isn’t as huge as casino gambling, there are still some people who include this activity in their itinerary. Even some gamblers have been getting hooked on off roading because of the thrill and adrenaline they get from this activity. 

Unlike Las Vegas where there are numerous casinos, West Virginia only has four gambling venues. But due to modern technology, people can now access their favorite casino games online or by downloading apps on their phone. Different versions and themes of casino games especially the slots can be found both online and on land-based casinos, which makes gambling more of an adventure – from medieval theme to The Greenbier Resort's Monte Carlo meets Gone with the Wind theme. 

The Casino Club of The Greenbier Resort boasts of its world-class gaming facilities that includes 320 slot machines and 37 table games. Situated along Main Street in White Sulphur Springs, the casino club also has a lounge area called Twelve Oaks where people can relax and place their bets for various horse racing events in the country. 

Aside from attracting gamblers, this award-winning resort is also the hub for off road enthusiasts as they offer a unique adventure amidst the West Virginia Highlands. This is your chance to drive a Jeep Wrangler Rubicon and explore the private mountain preserve of The Greenbier. Newbies need not worry because off road guides will be there to teach and instruct them what to do. Enjoy 30 miles of off roading the rocks, creek crossings, ruts, gulleys, mud pits, and steep hills. 

If you happen to pass by West Virginia, you already know where to go to get the best off road and casino adventure. Have you been to this place? Please share your experience with us. 


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The 2014 Paiute UTV Jamboree Iron Mountain Ride Photos are uploaded and ready for your viewing pleasure! Don't forget to enter the contest to win a Eureka Casino Resort Getaway! View Photos on Flickr !

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The Big Rock Candy Mountain Sevier River Challenge took place on August 3, 2013 in Sevier County, UT and was a huge success! Participants walked, ran, crawled, swam and climbed their way through this uniquely challenging course that took place along and in the Sevier River.  It's hard to say who had more fun...the participants or the spectators, but it's a safe bet to say that a good time was had by all.

A huge shout out of thanks is due to the Event Sponsors, click the logos to visit their websites.


Grand Prize Winner: John Wright won the Grand Prize of a Big Rock Candy Mountain Adventure and Lodging Package.


Second Place Winner: Dustin Orullian won a Eureka Casino Resort Adventure and Lodging Package


Third Place Winner: Willie Berndt won $100 cash


Check back here at Awesome Adventures News for more photos and video from the Big Rock Candy Mountain Sevier River Challenge!

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This week join the Rosie the Riveters and 200 other kids as they run through obstacle courses, craw through the mud, swim in the Sevier river and enjoy so many more outdoor activities at Big Rock Candy Mountain!

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We are all on our toes here at Big Rock Candy Mountain preparing for the Sevier River Challenge on August 3rd. This event is going to be phenomenal! You will have the opportunity to run, walk, swim and climb your way through our Obstacle Challenge. Make sure to check out all of the details and get yourself registered, you definitely do not want to miss out on this one!

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For this weeks Adventure Video I was at Adventure Mountain! Vanessa Garcia, one of the professional guides in the area, as well as a fellow blogger for Awesome Adventure News, took me on an experience that I will never forget. Starting over the rope bridge I was thinking to myself, "Okay, I can handle this." But as I approached the extreme Via Ferrata section of the course I knew it was going to be a challenge!


Too book your reservations be sure to visit Big Rock Candy Mountain Resorts and give them a call 1-866-999-9961.

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Check out the new sign at the Deer Creek Ghost Town in Marysvale, UT! Coming Soon: Learn about the history of mining in the Marysvale area and check out the interactive exhibits.



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We are starting a new series here at AWESOME ADVENTURES NEWS! Enjoy our First Weekly Adventure Video!
If you want your business to be featured in a weekly video be sure to get in touch with us!

This Weeks Video:
Camp Rhino or Boot Camp Las Vegas consist of some very incredible people. Take sheer brutal pain and multiple it by a few hours, then add 6 miles of tough terrain and you have what is called "Fun." This was a hard working group of people, working in teams to carry stretchers loaded with up to 150 lbs of logs, tires, etc... back and forth across the Sevier River.

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So, the 2013 Paiute Jamboree is almost here, and guess what? Apparently they have so much stuff to give away that they have to start giving it away early! And the best part is, you don't have to be present to win, just in case you're not lucky enough to be attending this years Jamboree.

One prize will be given away each week until the Jamboree starts.

This weeks giveaway is for a Camp Chef Two Burner Stove, and who doesn't need one of these?


  • Two 30,000 BTU burners

  • Three-sided windscreen
  • Fully adjustable heat-control dials
  • Removable legs for portability
  • Regulator and 3 ft. hose included

This is not just any old 'enter your email and hope to win' contest. Nope, they want you to work for this prize! After you enter your name and email (or sign up with Facebook or Google +),  you'll get a link to share with your family, friends, work buddies, Pinterest Pals, Facebook Friends, Youtube, get the picture, share it on all your favorite Social Media sites, the more you share, the more points you earn. The more points you earn, the better your odds of winning.

Visit this link to enter the contest, and if you're saying to yourself "What is the Paiute Jamboree?", then definitely visit the Paiute Jamboree Website and learn about this awesome jamboree taking place August 7-10, 2013 in Marysvale, UT.

What can you expect at the from the Paiute UTV Jamboree?

  • Guided rides on the premier trail system in the country - The Paiute ATV/UTV trail
  • All rides are UTV friendly - ATVs are welcome and Invited.
  • UTV / ATV show N Shine - show off your custom ride
  • Vendor and after-market expo
  • Skilled events and some brute force trials
  • Live Entertainment
  • Good Country Cooking

And, of course, if you're looking for a place to stay during the Paiute UTV Jamboree, look no further than Big Rock Candy Mountain Resort. Located just 5 miles from the Jamboree, Big Rock Candy Mountain Resort offers Log Cabins, Motel Rooms, and a Deluxe RV Park for your lodging needs. Stay tuned to this blog for special offers for lodging during the Paiute UTV Jamboree.

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Adventure Mountain is one of the many venues we offer here at BIG ROCK CANDY MOUNTAIN. It will have you crossing a suspension bridge, traversing up and around a mountain by via ferrata, and riding the 400 ft zip line to the bottom! This activity is based on the Via Ferrata model, an Italian word that means 'iron road'. The origin dates back to the nineteenth century, but it is strongly associated with the First World War, when several were built in the Dolomite mountain region of Italy to aid the movement of troops. Over the years this technique has transformed into a popular nationwide sport. 

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Well the Camp Rhino Rescue on the River went GREAT! This was a hard working group of people, working in teams to carry stretchers loaded with up to 150 lbs of logs, tires, etc... back and forth across the Sevier River. Check out all the awesome photos captured by Awesome Adventures News and check back on this blog later to see some videos.


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Just another day at work..

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Don't miss out on this fun filled event taking place at Big Rock Candy Mountain Resort in Sevier, UT on August 3, 2013. Run, crawl, swim and climb your way to victory in this unique challenge event. Cash and Adventure Travel Prizes awarded to winners!

Visit the Big Rock Candy Mountain Sevier River Challenge Event Page for more details and online registration.

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Watch the Awesome Adventures News Crew as they fly through the air above Bootleg Canyon at Bootleg Canyon Flightlinez! With speeds up to 60 mph, zipline lengths ranging from 1,150 to 2,550 feet, and 4 separate lines, this Las Vegas Zipline experience is a definite adrenaline inducer!

Incredible views of the Red Mountains, Lake Mead, and Boulder City are a highlight of this trip, and the friendly and professional staff will keep you safe and entertained as you soar high above it all on this unique and amazing adventure.

Looks like fun, right? Bootleg Canyon Ziplines is currently offering a Special Deal for Awesome Adventures News Club Card Members, so sign up today!


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Camp Rhino started to arrive last night at Big Rock Candy Mountain Resort, had a great dinner, then breakfast at the Big Rock Cafe, before starting their Rescue on the River  I have heard this will be the toughest challenge yet.  CANT WAIT TO SEE!

Stay tuned for photos, videos and recaps of this fun event from Camp Rhino.

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It's summer and living is easy at Big Rock Candy Mountain Resort, on the border between Piute and Sevier Counties in Central Utah! Park your RV at the campground and head out to explore the World Famous Paiute ATV Trail! Watch the video to discover more fun stuff to do at Big Rock Candy Mountain Resort. 

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Kelly is the Videographer for Awesome Adventures News and we all feel sorry for him, he has to take part in so many different activities to do his job! Here he is at Buillion Falls in Marysvale, Utah, videoing the guys enjoying their day off! Thanks Kelly for the Awesome videos you create, produce and edit!

Want to see some of Kelly's cool videos? Check out the Awesome Adventures News Youtube Channel

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