Our selection of fully-stocked Brian Head rentals in gorgeous, red-rock covered Southern Utah, includes everything from studios to multi-bedroom vacation homes! These resort town getaways include kitchenettes or full kitchens and are right near the slopes at Brian Head Resort. Some of these properties even have ski-in/ski-out access to the slopes at Navajo, (the Great Steps chairlift is accessible just across the bridge).
Located in southern Utah, Brian Head is on the west side of Dixie National Forest, about 70 miles from beautiful Zion National Park, where you can go hiking or horseback riding through the majestic cliffs and watch some of the most stunning sunsets before heading back to your cozy vacation rental.
Just 245 miles south of Salt Lake City, this resort town includes so much more than downhill skiing, snowboarding, and tubing! In the winter, you can cross-country ski at both Brian Head Resort and in the Dixie National Forest, along with snowshoeing and snowmobiling. With over 360 inches of snowfall annually, you can be sure that winter sports are very popular here.
For a unique activity, cross-country ski the six miles to Cedar Breaks National Monument for a stunning view of the light pink and orange geologic amphitheater in a dusting of snow.
In summer, your Brian Head lodging puts guests right in the middle of a biker's dream. Levels from beginner to advanced will enjoy trails on both Navajo and Giant Steps. Rest your legs on a scenic chairlift ride. Take the kids for a few turns up the rock climbing wall or on the bungee trampoline.
Enjoy summer tubing and mini golf, great activities for the whole family! Take a hike down along sage and wildflower-lined trails, as well as vibrant foliage in the fall. And if you like fishing, this area has a variety of reservoirs, lakes (including popular Panguitch Lake), creeks, and rivers to choose from.
Brian Head is also within an hour and a half drive of Zion National Park (including Kolob Canyon in the northwestern corner of the park), Bryce Canyon National Park with its majestic bright orange hoodoos and spires, and the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument (managed by the BLM). And as part of a larger southwest tour, Brian Head makes a great stop before heading on to Canyonlands and Arches National Parks to the east and the Vermillion Cliffs National Monument and Grand Canyon National Park in northern Arizona.
Dining options include a number of choices right at the resort, as well as many more restaurants and cafes in neighboring Cedar City - a short 40-minute drive away. This comparatively bustling city is also home to the Utah Shakespeare Festival (running plays in repertory from June through October), the annual Neil Simon Festival in July, and Groovefest featuring music and arts in June. You'll also find unique shopping, galleries, parks, and Southern Utah University in vibrant Cedar City.
Staying in one of our Brian Head vacation rentals is an ideal destination for a memorable Utah adventure! Whether you come to ski at Brian Head Resort or tour the region's amazing and scenic national parks, this desert scenery and plethora of year-round outdoor activities will delight everyone in your group.
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