Beat the Heat at 10,000 Feet: Summer Adventure in Brian Head

BEST SEASON: LATE JUNE – MID SEPTEMBER | LOCATION: BRIAN HEAD, UTAH

Feeling the heat this summer? Escape the city to cool off + find adventure in Brian Head, Utah. (Wondering where to stay? Find all the best accommodations here.)

BEST BRIAN HEAD RESORT ADVENTURES

Is that a bird? A plane? Nope, it’s you soaring through the air on the new Ridge Runner Zip Line!

Feel the thrill of shooting a bow and arrow at Brian Head’s Crooked Arrow Archery course.

Snow tubing is so last season. Summer Avalanche Tubing is here and waiting for the whole family to have a blast!

Pan for gold, dig for fossils + live a life of adventure on the Family Adventure Trail. Follow the map, hunt for clues + find some treasure!

**Brian Head Resort Adventures are only open Friday – Sunday.

BEST VIEWS

Take a drive to the summit of Brian Head Peak. At 11,000 feet, look out at Nevada’s Wheeler Peak, Arizona’s Navajo Mountain, the Tushar Range and Paunsagunt, Table Cliffs + Aquarius plateaus.

Jump on the Giant Steps Express and venture to the summit of Brian Head Peak on a Scenic Lift Ride! Take in the beautiful surrounding vistas, the breathtaking red rocks and 120 miles of visibility.

From the highest point of 10,662 feet to the lowest at 8,100 feet, guests are treated to spectacular views a canyon consisting of ridges, pinnacles and buttresses in Cedar Breaks National Monument. Like a Local: Alpine Pond has stunning views plus a tranquil spring-fed pond.

BEST WATER SPOTS

Tucked away in Parowan Canyon, Hidden Haven is THE spot for an afternoon picnic, a moderate hike through the wildlife park and a splash in the waterfall at the end of the trail.

This local hotspot will cool you right off! Bring your kayak or paddle board or go swimming at Brian Head’s Bristlecone Pond. For the avid fisherman, or the kid’s entertainment, the Bristlecone Pond is also stocked with trout.

BEST TREAT

On the way back to the heat of the city, make one last stop at Dairy Freeze in Parowan for a frosty treat. Local Fave: a Chocolate Dipped Ice Cream Cone.

Feeling the heat this summer? Escape the city (just a few short hours north of Las Vegas) + cool off with a summer adventure in Brian Head, Utah.