Plan Ahead: Summer Getaway in Brian Head, UT

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12 Jun 2022

Plan Ahead: Summer Getaway in Brian Head, UT

A relaxing scenic chair lift ride to start the morning, tickets in hand, ready to go; you can see mountain bikers zipping along the trails below and the other resort activities near the lodge. Flying down the fast-track flow trails of the Brian Head Resort Mountain Bike Park or enjoying the variety of summer resort activities is a great way to start the summer. Beat the heat with those high elevation temperatures, enjoy delicious BBQ on the patio, and take in the incredible scenery with a weekend getaway.

Summer Activities & Local Attractions

With a mini zip-line, mountain biking, an alpine slide, and more in the summer, the fun never stops at Brian Head Resort! Here you can entertain your inner adrenaline junkie with scenic chairlift rides, disc golf, and a bungee trampoline. If you’re up for a physical challenge, spend the day at the climbing wall and then ride your cares away at the alpine tubing hill. Round-trip shuttle service is available by local shuttle companies to take you to over 200 miles of backcountry and downhill trails, and the Brian Head Resort chairlift provides access on weekends to incredible trails.

You can find lodging and dining options that best fit your group’s needs and even rent a couple of off-road vehicles from Utah Atv Rentals for an OHV adventure like no other through the sights of Dixie National Forest. Or explore backcountry mountain bike trails through unique terrain with mountain bike rentals, and a shuttle, from the local shop Georg’s Ski Shop.

A short drive away from Cedar Breaks National Monument and Navajo Lake, you can easily fill your extended stay with some high country adventure. Hike along the rim of the stunning red rock amphitheater at Cedar Breaks, spend the day on a paddleboard, fishing, or swimming at Navajo Lake, and when you’re done for the day return to Brian Head for incredible dining and stargazing opportunities.

Local Tip: Cedar Breaks National Monument received International Dark Sky Recognition in 2017, making it one of the darkest and best places in the world for stargazing. Many nighttime visitors to Cedar Breaks National Monument get to see more stars than they’ve ever seen in their lives… even when the moon is out!


Mountain Bike Park – Tickets and Rentals

The Brian Head Resort Mountain Biking Park is known for its incredible gravity-fed flow, technical singletrack, and access to hundreds of miles of scenic backcountry trails. With lift-served terrain riders can easily access beginner to advanced level trails. The bike park is open:

Fridays from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
Saturdays from 9:30 am to 6:00 pm
Sundays from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm. 

Tickets and rentals can be purchased beforehand, and you can even sign your waiver before arriving at the resort. Additional information regarding tickets, rental gear, all-day activity passes, and more can be found HERE.


Let’s Hit the Trails – Difficulty and Park Map

With lift access to nine trails, ranging from Beginner to Expert, you may want to examine the trail map and descriptions. With a game plan in place, you can enjoy the beautiful scenery surrounding Brian Head Resort as you race down the track best suited for your experience level. You can even take a complimentary guided tour down the new Color Flow trail (Beginner) starting at 10 am 12 pm and 2 pm at the top of the Giant Steps Express chairlift.

New to the Bike Park is the Color Flow, Little Glitter, Lower Glitter, and Tank’s Tracks trails. These modern flow trails are the best place to begin, learn, progress, and expand your techniques on a mountain bike. Color Flow is a beginner level modern flow trail spanning approximately 3.5 miles. Little Glitter, Tank’s Tracks, and Lower Glitter are each a unique and thrilling downhill experience. These trails are considered Intermediate Level.


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