Brian Head made a name for itself as a ski town (Brian Head Resort is Utah's southernmost and highest ski area at well over 9,000 feet), but the area's summer recreation, especially mountain biking, has been developed and promoted energetically. There are now more than 200 mi of trails for mountain bikers, many of which are served by chairlift or shuttle services. The bright red-orange rock formations of Cedar Breaks Monument are several miles south of town.
One of the most talked-about resort towns in the Western Hemisphere, Brian Head, Utah has been a favorite getaway for families for decades. It has often been referred to as one of Las Vegas' best kept secrets...kind of ironic seeing that we are found in Southern Utah. Just up the road from the glitter and bustle of sin city you will find this little resort community which offers so much for those looking to escape the traffic and often times the heat of the southwest. The resort was built in the 1970’s and Brian Head has continued to grow, but at a slower and more friendly pace.
"Brian Head is a small ski resort community located in the heart of southern Utah’s national parks and monuments. Located at 9,500 feet, Brian Head is the highest ski resort town in North America. In the summer and fall the temps hover in the mid 70’s making it a perfect destination to escape the heat of the valley below. During that time, Brian Head offers Utah’s premier mountain bike park with chairlift and shuttle service that whisks you to the top of Brian Head Peak. Over 200 miles of downhill mountain bike trails await and you can rip down incredible roller coaster cruisers and some popping vertical descents. If mountain biking is not your scene, the weekend chairlift service is also available to hikers and sightseers in search of Utah’s famous red-rock vistas. Plus, Brian Head has ATV tours, horseback rides, and free summer concerts on most weekends.
In the winter, Brian Head is a great ski and boarding destination. Brian Head Resort has been rated one of America’s best ski values because there are virtually no lift lines, the slopes are un-crowded, and daily lift passes are less than $50! Brian Head’s winter adventures also include snowtubing, snowbikes, snowmobile tours, sleigh rides, cross country skiing and a full service day spa.
Brian Head is a festive community with several fun and unique events held throughout the year including: Fireworks and torchlight parades during the winter holidays, holiday bonfires, live summer concerts, Thunder on the Mountain motorcycle rally, Oktoberfest, NORBA Nationals Mountain Bike championships, Epic 100 Mountain Bike Races, and an Old Fashioned Fourth of July celebration. "