Brian Head is a family friendly, four-season vacation destination with a relaxed, laid back atmosphere. Located in the Dixie National Forest in Southern Utah, Brian Head offers spectacular scenery, mountains, deserts, canyons, rivers and diverse, unspoiled wilderness.
Four Seasons of Family Fun
Brian Head is beautiful in every season. The climate and terrain is great for year round outdoor recreational activities. Brian Head Resort boasts great snow, easy access and uncrowded runs. There are two separate ski areas connected by a ski bridge. Navajo is perfect for beginners with an excellent ski school. Giant Steps has challenging terrain for Intermediate and Expert skiers. There is great skiing for all levels of skiers with over 100 miles of downhill and cross country trails. Cross country ski into Cedar Breaks for breathtaking views or snowmobile your way through the scenic back country. Fishing enthusiasts can try their hand at ice fishing. For the less active, simply relax and enjoy the winter wonderland before your eyes.
As the snow melts, the activities do not end. Summer months offer as many great outdoor activities. There are many hiking trails including the hike to the Peak of Brian Head, as well as Utah’s largest bike park with 5,000 ft descents. Visit the nearby Mammoth Caves to explore the centuries old lava tubes. Brian Head area is a fisherman’s paradise, with over 20 reservoirs, 9 natural lakes and 10 creeks stocked for fishing, sit back and wait for your trout. Take a scenic lift ride to the top of the mountain and relax at the mountain’s summit gazebo, a perfect spot for birdwatching and enjoying the expansive views extending as far as Arizona and Nevada.
Nearby National Parks
Southern Utah and the area surrounding Brian Head is packed with beauty and adventure. Be enchanted by the beauty of Zion National Park, only 34 miles from Brian Head. Take a scenic drive through Bryce Canyon National Park, stopping at one of the 13 viewpoints with great views of the amphitheaters, only 39 miles from Brian Head. Closer to home is Cedar Breaks National Monument, one of America’s most special parks with a half mile deep amphitheatre, meadows of wildflowers and a subalpine forest.