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Brian Head Travel Guide

Sports and the Outdoors

Bicycling

Brian Head is a good place to base mountain-biking excursions. The area's most popular ride is the 12-mi Bunker Creek Trail, which winds its way through forests and meadows to Panguitch Lake. Brian Head Resort runs one of its ski lifts in summer, providing access to several mountain-bike trails, and Brianhead Sports, among others, shuttles riders to other trails on the resort property. Five miles south of Brian Head, road cyclists can explore Cedar Breaks National Monument and vicinity.

Skiing and Snowboarding

At Brian Head Ski Resort eight lifts service 50 trails covering almost 500 acres of terrain, starting at a base elevation of 9,600 feet. The Peak Express snowcat takes expert skiers to the 11,300-foot summit of Brian Head Peak for access to ungroomed runs. A half-pipe, trails, and terrain park attract hordes of snowboarders. From the top you can see the red-rock cliffs of Cedar Breaks National Monument to the southwest. 329 S. Rte. 143, Brian Head, UT, 84719. 866/930–1010. www.brianhead.com. Lift tickets $45. Late Nov.–late Apr., daily 9:30–4:30.

The largest outfitter in town, Brianhead Sports caters to cyclists, skiers, and snowboarders with equipment and accessories for rent or purchase. The store runs a mountain-bike shuttle that's handy for riding area trails that end far from where they start. 269 S. Rte. 143, Brian Head, UT, 84719. 435/677–2014.

Down the road from Brian Head Resort, Georg's Ski Shop and Bikes has new and rental skis, snowboards, and bikes. 612 S. Rte. 143, Brian Head, UT, 84719. 435/677–2013.

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