Explore the most popular nature trips trails near Brian Head with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Amazing. Expansive. Great trail for running. Did get sunburned on a not very warm day, due to deceptively high elevation for this type of terrain. Wear sunscreen even if you plan to be out less than 30-45 minutes.

hiking
1 month ago

Great for kids too! Gorgeous views and not too strenuous.

hiking
1 month ago

Great for family a young kids. The end of the hike is amazing views. Dangerous at end of hike so keep the kids back from edge of the canyon.

Very under rated park.

The bristle cone pines are amazing!!! Beautiful trees contrast against a stark landscape creating a wonderful journey. An easy walk/hike of 4 miles with a modest 500 ft of elevation gain on the way back. Very few people on the trail most walked to the first overlook for a photo, some went s far as spectra point but few traveled the 2 miles to rampart overlook. 25 campsites at the monument and plenty to do in the area. A great rest day on our Utah journey

Excellent walk and views to get in between Bryce and Zion national parks! A total change of scenery and a refreshing one (Driving up to the peak of Brian Head is also a great part that is on the way as well, and in Brian Head you can find some good pizza that goes great with the winter feeling!)

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful easy trail. Great trail during the summer or fall. Since it's high elevation, I wouldn't recommend it during spring since there still could be snow. We have hiked this several times and love it. Wildflowers are great in the summer and you can get some great pics of Cedar Breaks along the lower trail. Like all hiking trails, you still need proper footware. We saw several people with either flip flops or ladies dress sandles ... bad idea. The upper trail is more trees and meadows, but still fun to hike. I would recommend doing this as a full loop to get the full expience of seeing the pond from up close and above. There are some trail guides at the start (if available) that are fun for kids to read at each of the markers along the way. This trail is good for all ages.

hiking
2 months ago

This is perfect for folks (and dogs) of all skill levels. I parked about a mile away from the peak so we could get a total of two miles of walking, but if you want to drive right on up to the area, you can do that too. It was beautiful to watch the morning unfold in solitude....well, with the exception of the fat little prairie dogs chattering away at each other and me. What a treat!

hiking
2 months ago

This trail starts two miles off the main road. I drove to the trailhead in my little car, so no worries if you don't have 4 wheel drive or an ATV. I didn't hike the whole thing because my old dog is a little limited and also I knew rain was moving in and didn't want to get caught in a storm. The trail meanders through wooded areas and meadows, sometimes the trail isn't well marked in the meadows so you have to just be up for an adventure and willing to search for where it picks up. Overall we loved it and will absolutely put it on our list of favorites for the area!

I took two five year olds on this hike - only to the Spectra Point Lookout. I LOVED it! Nice stretches right along the cliffs (yes, keep an eye on your kids) and some nice stretches in the woods. So many incredible views. Bang for your buck, this was a great hike with my littles.

Love being surrounded by all of the green trees and flowers. Water is always nice to have on a trail, especially when you live in Vegas. Pretty easy trail if you can handle the elevation.

backpacking
2 months ago

went all the way to the first crossing of rattlesnake Creek and spent some time in the valley then headed all the way back up, it was amazjng but I guess I broke my ankle haha I'll be okay though, amazing hike not a hike for beginners it's really hard on the nees down for sure! will do it again for sure !! Sunday, Aug, 26 2018

hiking
2 months ago

This was a great hike. We took our 2 year old and he walked the entire way to the top. Beautiful views and scenery!!

Great hike. Awesome view at the end. Watch your footing as the soils are loose. 4 of 7 of us fell coming down.

We did this 12 mile hike over two days back in June and it was absolutely spectacular. The hike from the top down will certainly test your knees particularly if you are backpacking, but at the bottom where it connects to the river there are some beautiful little camping areas for an overnight stay. The hike out along the river is a little treacherous but awesome nonetheless. At the convergence of Rattlesnake Creek and Ashdown Creek you can hike up Rattlesnake Creek gorge to see the two really beautiful waterfalls. It is better to leave your packs hidden somewhere at the convergence and then just hike up Rattlesnake Creek. Be sure to bring a water filter and plenty of sunscreen.

3 months ago

Not maintained. Path disappears shortly after leaving trailhead.

hiking
3 months ago

Good trail with some nice views of the park and many beautiful wildflowers

Great trail with beautiful views of the breaks, lots of wildflowers and wildlife

trail running
3 months ago

Incredible trail through an ancient bristlecone pine forest with a gorgeous blend of red orange and green, showcasing the unique geology of the area with a great view at the top. You can literally stand right on the edge of the breaks (careful of the loose soil!)

The hike is absolutely beautiful and well worth it.

The views would be awesome all along the trail, but we only finished a small portion of it due to fear of heights!! Our recording shows us going in a very short distance taking a little over an hour. This is because we went on the weekend for the Wildflower Festival and went on a wildflower hike. The hike leader was very knowledgable about all the flora and fauna, which took time to stop at various flowers and plants to explain to us about the various natural elements of the park.

walking
3 months ago

Beautiful viewpoint. You can drive right up to the top. Did it in my Prius with careful driving. There is a lower parking lot as well with and out house that we like to start from and walk the road to the top to get a little more exercise since the "trail" at the top is just a little path to the old station and only about 50 yards long.

hiking
3 months ago

Took the lower trail. Beautiful views and flowers. My four year old did great.

hiking
4 months ago

It’s easier to park on the northern side. Pleasant walk on the higher route, leads to the ridge overlook. Pond was a little scummy so not the best.

hiking
4 months ago

Not real exciting, but enjoyable. Upper loop has a rock formation we liked climbing.

Cedar Breaks is a beautiful view and has some very dark skies. A nice park and look then go type of thing. This hike is nice and short but you do not really see anything different.

Top of the world views. Seldom can you peak with so little effort. Had to do it quick, a Missouri boy was feeling the altitude.

hiking
4 months ago

Altitude wasn't an issue with the minimal elevation change. Nice views and variety.

hiking
4 months ago

Nice, easy hike.

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