Brian Head from the pavement
Looking south and down to Mammoth Summit turn-off
Looking west toward Nevada
Looking southeast toward Arizona
Nearby is Cedar Breaks National Monument, a mini Bryce Canyon
Brian Head Peak will be one of the best and easiest peaks you can grab in Utah. With a paved road most of the way and signs leading the tourists to the top, you’re unlikely to be alone on the summit. Nearby is the Brian Head Ski Area with a few amenities and the possibility of an easy winter ascent as well. Cedar Breaks National Monument is also nearby offering vistas and several well developed hiking trails. The views from the summit of Brian Head reach into Arizona, Nevada and Utah. As the 18th most prominent peak in the state and the highest point in Iron County Utah, not much is around to block the fantastic views. The stone constructed building on the top is a real interesting addition. My kids loved it up there.
Distance: 0 miles
Elevation Gain: 0 feet
Summit Elevation: 11,307 feet
Kid Difficulty Rating: Drive Up Peak
Access Rating: Level 1
Brian Head Peak - Iron County Highpoint
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The shelter on top
Cedar Breaks National Monument
Take Highway 143 south out of Parowan following signs to the Brian Head Ski Area. From Cedar City, take Highway 14 east to junction with Highway148. Go north on 148 through Cedar Breaks National Monument, then onto Highway 143 until the turnoff to drive up the peak at Mammoth Summit.