Located in the mountains of Southern Utah, Brian Head has been a gathering place for thousands of years. Whether it was Native American tribes, early settlers, or tourists of the twenty-first century, Brian Head is the place to be. With elevations ranging from 9,800 to 11,300 feet, the mountains offer fun with every season. Cool summer temperatures in the 70s are perfect for hiking, biking, and exploring the alpine forests of the Markagunt Plateau. With an average snowfall of over 350 inches, Brian Head Resort and the Dixie National Forest abound with plenty of area to ski/board, snowmobile, and snowshoe. Brian Head has a variety of hotels, lodges, restaurants, and other businesses to meet your needs as you explore Southern Utah.
BRIAN HEAD FACTS
- Brian Head is the highest incorporated community in the State of Utah and the third highest in the nation with a base elevation of 9,800 feet.
- Brian Head has a base population of 83 full-time residents.
- Brian Head Resort opened for skiing in 1964-65 and the Town was incorporated in 1975.
- Brian Head Resort is the largest employer in the community with over 350 employees during the winter season.
- Brian Head hosts over 400,000 visitors per year.
- Brian Head averages over 350 inches of snow per year.
- There are over 40 miles of public and private trails for hiking, biking and ATV riding.
- Brian Head is three miles from the Cedar Breaks National Monument.
- Summer temperatures average in the mid-70s.
- Early pioneers relied on the mountains for grazing, timber harvest, and irrigation water for crops in the valley.