8 Cool Things About Brian Head, Utah

Janine Brandt | 02.29.20

Brian Head is known as Southern Utah’s best ski resort – but all that snow isn’t the only cool thing about this popular destination! Brian Head is a unique resort town that offers visitors a new way to explore the Utah wilderness. Outdoor lovers flock to Brian Head in the thousands every year to explore the area on foot, skis, boats, or bikes. Whether you’re planning a trip to this must-visit town or are a regular visitor, you’ll love learning these eight cool things about Brian Head!

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Brian Head Resort is the highest mountain in Utah

With a base elevation of 9,800 feet and a peak elevation at over 11,000, Brian Head Resort has the highest mountain in the state and is a true adrenaline thrill for all powder-lovers.

The origin of Brian Head’s name is a mystery

Brian Head’s history is well-known – for the most part. The town was originally known as Monument Peak and was a point of reference for early expeditions. At some point, the name was changed to Brian Head, which stuck. Some stories say it was named by the citizens of Parowan in honor of William Jennings Bryan, while others insist that the town was named by the famous explorer John Wesley Powell.

Brian Head Resort is Utah’s most southern resort – but gets some of the highest snowfall totals in the state

Brian Head gets an average snowfall of 400” per year, despite being the most southern ski resort in the state. All that snow makes Brian Head one of the area’s most popular spots for skiers, snowboarders, and all other outdoor enthusiasts who love to shred the slopes.

If you’re a slope-shredder, be sure to check out our ski-in/ski-out condos to get you close to the runs!

Brian Head Peak has some of the best views in the southwest

Brian Head isn’t all snow and games – the area is full of scenic hiking trails that offer some of the best views in the state. From the top of Brian Head Peak, you can see clear to Arizona and Nevada – and the journey to the top is equally beautiful. Or make the hike at dusk, where a gorgeous horizon sunset will melt into a dark sky of glittering stars that are perfect for stargazing.

Brian Head is great for families

Although Brian Head is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream and you don’t have to be a professional athlete to enjoy it! Brian Head has plenty of family-friendly attractions that are perfect for our tiniest explorers. Bunny slope lessons at Brian Head Resort, easy-to-navigate hiking and biking trails, and thrilling zip lines are just some of the ways you can keep your family on the move and having fun.

If you’re bringing the whole crew, be sure to choose a rental that has it all – like our Cedar Breaks Lodge! With an indoor swimming pool, family playground, and covered BBQ pavilions, it’s one rental your entire family will love.

Brian Head gets out of this world

Brian Head puts you square into the Utah wilderness – and then takes you out of this world. The spacious horizon views provide the perfect opportunity for stargazing. Brian Head Peak, the Navajo Lodge at Brian Head Resort, and Zion National Park are just a few prime places for gazing into faraway galaxies. Often, knowledgeable guides are on-hand to help you map the stars and point out unique constellations.

Brian Head is the perfect hub for park-hopping

There’s plenty to do in Brian Head, but it also serves as a perfect central point for natural park lovers. Zion National Park, Cedar Breaks National Monument, the Dixie National Forest, and Bryce Canyon National Park are all within driving distance of the city, making it easy to see one (or more!) each day. Then, return to your comfy rental and enjoy the conveniences of downtown Brian Head!

If you’re coming to hop the parks, check out our National Park rentals! They’re near the best national parks and offer all the conveniences of home.

Family Time Vacations has the best rentals in the area!

One of the coolest things about Brian Head is how easy it is to get a comfortable, convenient rental that’s right in the heart of the action! With Family Time Vacation Rentals, you can find the perfect lodging for your group but never sacrifice your comfort or location. From luxury cabins to private condos right in the city, we’ve got the perfect place to experience everything Brian Head has to offer.

For a home that’s perfect year-round, check out our brand new Kodiak Cabin. It has some of the best views in the area – wrapped in a luxurious mountain cabin that’s perfect for winter or summer activities!

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