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  • Brian Head

Brian Head is a small resort town 9,850 feet up in the pretty, heavily forested Markagunt Plateau. In winter visitors come to enjoy Brian Head Ski Resort; in summer they tackle the highlands mountain biking and hiking. A few miles from Brian Head is Cedar Breaks National Monument.

  • Brian Head Resort

Brain Head Resort sees an annual average snowfall of over 400 inches and generally sees very few people to enjoy it. Ongoing expansions will add an additional couple hundred acres of skiable terrain for your skiing pleasure.

  • Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park is home to a series of spectacularly colorful and intricate rock forms carved by erosion from the edge of the Pausaugunt Plateau. An easy scenic drive runs along the top of the plateau to wonderful lookouts over the park. Numerous hiking trails run along the rim and down among the rock forms.

  • Cedar Breaks National Monument

Cedar Breaks National Monument is a condensed version of Bryce Canyon, featuring one wonderful large amphitheater of eroded rock forms along the edge of the Markagunt Plateau. A short scenic drive along the rim takes you to good lookouts. There are also a few short hikes along the rim looking over the amphitheater.

  • Cedar City

Cedar City is a mid-size city along I-15 just east of the Markagunt Plateau. It serves as a base for those exploring the plateau and as a more distant base for those visiting Bryce Canyon and Zion national parks. In late summer the city hosts a very popular Shakespeare Festival.

  • Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument is the nation's newest national monument. It encompasses a huge area of rugged desert and remote canyons. It has some great scenic drives and challenging hiking opportunities.

  • Panguitch

Panguitch is a small ranching town in a valley between the Markagunt and Pausaugunt Plateaus. It serves primarily as a base for those visiting Bryce Canyon and/or exploring the Markagunt Plateau.

  • Zion National Park

Zion National Park is Utah's most popular park. The massive cliff walls of granite that tower above the canyon floor are truly inspiring. Great day hikes and good backpacking opportunities are numerous. Easy scenic drives take you to the best views.

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