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.

hiking
16 days ago

Pretty, easy, casual hike. Great overlooks of Cedar Breaks.

If pressed for time, skip the second lookout - it takes an extra hour and is more strenuous than the first half. Very fun hike with spectacular views. Snow on December 28th was packed and fine to walk on with decent shoes.

6 months ago

Great views, a little steep but good hike!

what an awesome hike and great views very easy Trail took the lower Loop out and the upper loop back perfect end of the day hike saw some deer and the pond was froze over beautiful scenery

hiking
7 months ago

The view is amazing but the road is too bad. There are lots of big rocks on the road makes it so hard to drive on.

hiking
7 months ago

Hiked the upper trail. Just a note, signs said no dogs allowed, even on leash.

Fairly easy

hiking
8 months ago

The view is gorgeous but the hike isn't much. We took little kids and had to carry them. It is nothing but steep rocky pathways, the kids slid and fell every time they tried to walk.

hiking
9 months ago

Beautiful views! We parked about a mile down from the summit to get a little hike in :)

hiking
9 months ago

Lower loop is gorgeous, definitely check it out! Upper is relatively boring but would be good for trail running.

We only had time to do Spectra Point, but it was well worth the mile or so hike each way. It is a bit steep in some places, but easy for a kid to do. You get to walk along the side of narrow cliff and the overlook is beautiful.

hiking
9 months ago

The best thing about Cedar Breaks in the summer is the cool temperatures, at least 20 degrees cooler than in Cedar City below. This is really the only moderately difficult hike in the monument. The other options are either very short or very long. The views on this hike are great, but beware that it is pretty much all downhill on the way to Rampart Overlook and you are going to have to climb back up, at an altitude that is going to make it tough if you are not acclimated. Also, note that there are often torrential thunderstorms in the afternoon, with hail possible, and the mud on the trail makes it like you are walking through clay. I did this one year in August and it snowed.

Great views and outlooks!

Beauty of Bryce with peace, wild flowers, and a stream. My 6 year old had no problem and while there are some drops the trails plenty wide so there's never much danger.

The hike leads to Spectra and then onto Rampart. Great views and photo ops, and much less crowded than Zion. Not good for kids- the canyon ledges are sharp. Highly recommend this hike!

Beautiful hike and wide vistas. Mostly shaded and very moderate. Not bad for kids - if you keep the aww from the edges.

hiking
Thursday, April 27, 2017

Skirts the Cedar Breaks area, goes through some beautiful Aspen groves, drops down into the river gorge. Also passes by flanigan arch, though a lot of people miss looking up and back at it. Long but so worth it, especially in the fall when the leaves are changing. Take two vehicles as this technically comes out on Cedar Canyon Hwy and is 12.6 miles one way... park one car at the end and one at the start.

snowshoeing
Sunday, February 05, 2017

Beautiful breathtaking views less than a mile from the trail head. Unfortunately there was a good 50"+ of snow and couldn't find the trail anymore. It's gorgeous in the summer as well!

hiking
Friday, November 11, 2016

Easy hike but narrow in places. Took my 3-year-old and she did great.

Amazing views! The trail to get to Ramparts Overlook is pretty easy because it's all downhill but a little tougher uphill when coming back. Trail can get really muddy.

on Alpine Pond Trail

hiking
Monday, October 24, 2016

Easy walk. Great for families with kids. The pond looks fantastic in the fall.

hiking
Monday, October 24, 2016

Pretty easy for most hikers when dry. The view is great. Best for summer and early fall.

It is a very beautiful hike with thick pine on one side and brilliant red rock on the other. Very few people on the trail so you get to relax and enjoy the sites and is relatively easy. Bring bug spray though, got bitten a few times even with spray.

Amazing. Moderate trail with breathtaking views! This is one of the prettiest trails I've done.

backpacking
Tuesday, July 19, 2016

This is a fun hike that few people do and even less stay the night. The trail begins above cedar breaks and ends in highway 14. The total hike from peak to exit is about 12 miles. You descend rattlesnake creek trail for six miles until it connects with the ash down gorge trail. Once you reach ash down it is another 5-6 miles until you exit out at the landslide area in highway 14.

Two things to note: 1. Taking two cars is a must. Park one at the top and one at the bottom so you don't have to hike out.

2. The ash down gorge trail goes through the river nearly the entire time. You will get wet up to your knees. It cannot be avoided.

If backpacking Take 2 liters of water and a water filter. The two liters will last you to the base where you can filter from the river.

hiking
Thursday, July 14, 2016

I didn't hike the entire length of this trail, got just about as far as Spectra Point before an approaching thunderstorm made me head back to the visitor's center. This trail along the rim offers amazing views of the canyon and surrounding areas. I've lived in Utah all my life, hike in the mountains. On this hike was the first time I ever noticed the altitude having an effect on me. It wasn't much of an effect but at over 10,000 ft it does make it a bit harder to catch your breath at times.

trail running
Wednesday, June 29, 2016

It was over before it began. My gps said 1.5 miles. The pond is more like a puddle

Beautiful views and an overall good hike.

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