Brian Head Peak

Travel guide to the top of Brian Head Peak

Brian Head Peak is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 3.450m (11,318ft) above the sea level, located in Iron County, in southwestern Utah, United States. It’s one of the highest roads in Utah.

Located north of Cedar Breaks National Monument in Dixie National Forest, the road to the summit, known as Monument Peak until 1890, is a good dirt road. The road is a little rough but accessible by passenger vehicles. This road was built using a small caterpillar and horse drawn equipment. The road to the summit is usually open from around late June through sometime in October.

The road is steep. Starting from the paved UT-143, the road is 4.34km (2.7 miles) long. Over this distance the elevation gain is 269 meters. The average gradient is 6.19%. At the summit there’s a Forest Service lookout built in 1934-1935 by the Civilian Conservation Corps Camp F-16 stationed at Duck Creek. From the summit you can see parts of Utah, Nevada and Arizona.

 

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NOTICE: Due to the spread of COVID-19, many points of interest and roads are closed and travel is not recommended. Please follow all local health authority directives before venturing off, and stay safe.