Things to Do in Brian Head, Utah


Brian Head is very much a family-oriented resort town with plenty of attractions and events for the whole family. It’s no wonder Brian Head is known as the “Greatest Snow on Earth.” With surrounding national parks, forests, and ski resorts, Brian Head, Duck Creek Village and Panguitch, Utah are all great areas to stay during your family getaway. While skiing and winter sports are the big drawers for vacationers, there many things to do in Brian Head year round.

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We are consistently adding new attractions and activities that you and your family can enjoy while on your Family Time Vacation Rentals. There is never a shortage of things to do in Brian Head, Duck Creek, and Panguitch. With the towns’ proximity to the national parks, outdoor enthusiasts will love exploring, hiking, mountain biking and so much more. Among other things to do in Brian Head, Utah, guests can take a horseback riding excursion, rent a snowmobile in the winter, go fishing, and take jeep tours.
There’s also plenty of things to do in Brian Head for kids. The ski resorts offer ski lessons for those just starting out and bunny slopes for younger skiers. Other fun activities for kids include snow tubing, zip lining, and kid-friendly learning programs. There really is something for everyone of all ages. In addition to all the activities in Bryce Canyon and Zion National Park, there are always events happening in each town. Please check back periodically for new attractions.

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Brian Head Events

Brian Head Resort Information
What You Can Expect:
Chairs 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, & 8 are OPEN!! Surface Lifts are all open as well.
Giant Steps Tubing is Open. Navajo Tubing and Chair 7 have not yet opened
(Early Season Conditions, Please stay o n Groomed Runs)
Night Skiing & Tubing
Every Friday and Saturday night from November 20th - April 2nd (Excluding 12/24/15 - 12/25/15) there will be night skiing and night tubing. Those times are 4pm - 9pm for Skiing and 4pm - 8pm for tubing.

December 19th - January 3rd (Holiday Period)
The Resort will be open as normal throughout the holiday period. Including Christmas (25th) and New Years (1st). Check our Facebook Page or Events Page for additional information about live bands and BBQ`s.

December 31st (Holiday Period)
The Resort will be hosting their Annual Dinner Party, Fireworks and Torchlight Parade New Years Eve Celebration. Also with Live music in the Last Chair Saloon

MLK Weekend January 16th - 18th (Holiday Period)
The Resort will be open as normal throughout the holiday period. This is a great mid-month holiday. The Resort tends to be in full swing by this point with a good base. Bring up the whole family test out that gear that Santa brings.

Presidents Weekend February 13th - 15th (Holiday Period)

With only 6 weeks left in the snow season, its important to get up to Brian Head Resort and get all the snow you can!
Live Music and Last Chair Saloon BBQ`s

Starting December 12th; Brian Head Resort will be Hosting a Kansas City Style BBQ and Live Band/DJ in the Last Chair Saloon Each Saturday Night.

Duck Creek Village Events

Saturday, December 19th
5:00pm to 7:00pm - Holiday Open House & Concert
Event will be held at Cedar Mountain True Value
Featuring the Rosin Cello Duo
Bring your favorite holiday potluck dish to share! Drinks will be provided!

Thursday, December 24th
6:00 pm - Christmas Eve Service at Duck Creek Community Church
This is a non-denominational always everyone is welcome!!!
Refreshments will be served!
For more information please go to

Cedar Mountain Sledders/Cedar Mountain Adventure snowmobile & ATV Club

Panguitch Events

Come and join the carnival at the annual Panguitch City New Year’s Party!

Thursday, December 31, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at the Triple C Arena located at 800 N. Main Street in Panguitch.
$5 per person or $25 per immediate family
Dinner of fried chicken, potato bar, salad and dessert
Bounce house toys for the kids
Money pit
Carnival games
Midas Whale from season 4 of “The Voice” will be the entertainment
Fun for all ages!

Thunder Mountain Motorsports, Inc.

Here at Thunder Mtn. Motorsports we offer fun for the whole family year-round with our snowmobile tours and ATV rentals. Enjoy the back-country of Brian Head, Dixie National Forest and Cedar Breaks National Monument.
Location: 539 N Hwy 143, Brian Head, UT 84719
Phone: 435-677-2288

Zion Jeep Tours

Zion Jeep Tours is a sightseeing tour company that offers a glimpse of Zion National Park and its surrounding lands from the bottom of Zion Canyon to the top of the Park’s highest mesas by giving guided Jeep Safari Tours. In a personalized fun, and family-friendly environment, you can experience the rugged back roads of Zion National Park while relaxing in the comfort of our open air safari vehicles. We also stop at our own favorite spots to give you the chance to explore the area on foot.
Phone: (866) 946-6494

Paragon Adventures

Guided Climbs and Rappelling
Phone: (435) 673-1709


Panguitch Lake is located approximately 20 minutes east of Brian Head Ski Resort Rocky Point Boat Dock, llc. is your source for premium Panguitch Lake, Utah boat rentals located on the north shore of Panguitch Lake, Utah close to Brian Head, Bryce Canyon, and Zion adventure destinations. The Rocky Point Boat Dock location has been a fisherman`s boat rental destination for generations. Panguitch Lake is locatedin Southern Utah, USA, with an elevation close to 8300 ft. and approximately 20 minutes east of Brian Head Ski Resort stocked with rainbow, cut throat, and tiger trout.

Ride-n Snowmobile Rental

Location: 406 S. Hwy 143, Brian Head
Phone: (435) 310-0300
Mountain Bike / Cross Country Trails

Mountain Bike / Cross Country Trails

There are some other single track runs on the Brian Head side that are great. Here is more information and links. Right & Left Fork of Bunker Creek (12 Miles) Mix it up by riding either fork of this famous trail - voted by Bicycling magazine’s readers choice top 5 fat tire trails. Lowder Pond Loop (11 Miles) A combination of single and double track will invigorate as you ride through alpine meadows and aspen forests. Dark Hollow (13 Miles) Dodging aspen trees like slalom poles as you descend 5,000 vertical feet makes for a screaming fast ride. Blow Hard (10 Miles) Enjoy incredible views of Ashdown Gorge Wilderness Area and Cedar Breaks National Monument while riding this awesome single track trail. Navajo Lake Loop (12 Miles) Perfect for the novice or families with young riders you can meander around scenic Navajo Lake and over a lava field.
Location: Duck Creek / Brian Head area
Phone: 877-632-7007
Toll Free: 877-632-7007

Double Diamond ATV Rentals

Riding ATVs in Southern Utah Mention Family Time Vacation Rentals for a 10% discount Southern Utah provides ATVs with extensive trails in Utah`s famous color country. Over 500 miles of ATV trails in the Dixie National Forest. The famous Paiute Trail is a stones throw away. Amazing views on the high mountain plateau trails and gorgeous red rocks make this one of Utah`s most appealing ATV areas. Email: [email protected]
Location: Cedar City, Utah
Phone: 435-200-5258
Brian Head Ski Resort

Brian Head Ski Resort

With Utah’s highest base elevation, Brian Head Resort offers The Greatest Snow on Earth®, with a yearly average snowfall of 360 inches. The resort has two connected mountains, Giant Steps and Navajo. Nestled in the two mountains, the Resort features 71 ski runs and over 650 acres of available terrain. Each of the two mountains has a full service base lodge facility.
Location: Brian Head, Utah
Phone: 866.930.1010
Toll Free: 866.930.1010

Georg’s Bike/Ski Shop

Georg`s Ski Shop has established a tradition as Brain Head`s favorite destination for the latest sports gear. Carrying the industry`s best ski and snowboard equipment, you can`t go wrong buying your new gear from Georg`s. We will fit you with the best gear available, suited to your style, ability, and budget.
Location: 612 S. Hwy 143, Brian Head
Phone: (435) 677-2013

Pizanos Pizza

Pizanos Pizzeria is a family-friendly restaurant offering mouthwatering homemade, New York Style pizza and Italian delights. Using only top quality ingredients we prepare your meal using our freshly made dough, specialty mixed cheeses, hand tossed crust, signature sauces and lots of Italian love! We are proud to be family-owned-and-operated. Serving your family the best New York style Pies in the Southern Utah area!
Location: 259 S State Highway 143, Brian Head, UT 84719
Phone: (435) 677-3341

Brianhead Sports

BRIAN HEAD FREE FALL Come and enjoy an adrenaline fed experience through the Brian Head Free Fall. Choose to jump from either 30ft. or 35ft. into our BagJump. This activity is sure to make your heart race and provide an exhilarating experience. Open every Saturday during the month of July and for summer events.
Location: 269 S. Village Way, Brian Head, UT 84719
Phone: 435-677-2014