Brian Head Itinerary
Cedar Breaks

Red Canyon - Bryce Canyon

Zion National Park

Three Optional Scenic Tours

Itinerary One - Cedar Breaks / Mammoth Creek
This is a 60 mile scenic loop filled with many options for side trips and experiences. Travel two miles south of Brian Head to Scenic Byway 148 and along the Cedar Breaks Rim. Stop at various overlooks. Venture south to Highway 14 and turn left (east) toward Navajo Lake, Cascade Falls and Duck Creek Village. Navajo Lake is a scenic lake setting high in the mountain pines. Cascade Falls is fed from the water seeping from below Navajo Lake and out the side of the mountain (east of Navajo Lake). This is an enjoyable walk and very scenic. At Duck Creek Village you'll find some small shops and restaurants. Just past Duck Creek Village turn left on Mammoth Creek road and circle north to Scenic Byway 143 through the forest. You'll pass the road to Mammoth Cave (lava cave) and can visit this unique destination if you choose. Mammoth Creek road leads to Scenic Byway 143, turn left and go back to Brian Head.

Itinerary Two - Bryce Canyon National Park
Bryce Canyon National Park is a short 63 miles from Brian Head and is one of the most unique scenic attractions in the world. From Brian Head, travel east on Scenic Byway 143 past Panguitch Lake and to the town of Panguitch. In Panguitch follow highway 89 as it follow east and then south toward National Scenic Byway 12. Turn left and enjoy the scenes in Red Canyon as you travel to highway 63. Turn right on 63 and travel just three miles south to the park entrance. Enjoy the hoodoos formations of this 20 mile long national park. The main road follows the rim of the park. You may park your car at many overlooks and, if you desire, you may hike down the trails into the main amphitheaters. You have options of visiting nearby Kodachrome Basin State Park and then returning back to Brian Head the way you came. In summer months you can come back to highway 89 and turn south to the junction of highway 14 where you will turn right (west) toward Duck Creek Village and Navajo Lake. You'll turn right on highway 148 toward Cedar Breaks and return to Brian Head. Note that highway 148 is not open during winter months.

Itinerary Three - Zion National Park
Zion National Park is just 75 miles from Brian Head and is one of the great scenic attractions in America. From Brian Head, travel east on Scenic Byway 143 to Mammoth Creek turn right to Scenic Highway 14 and then east again to Highway 89. On Highway 89 go south to Mt. Carmel Junction and turn west (right) to the east gate of Zion National Park. From the east gate you can descend into the main canyon of Zion National Park. From April to October you will park your car in Springdale and take the park shuttle into the main canyon. Enjoy walking to attractions such as Emerald Pools, Weeping Rock, and the Temple of Sinewava. You may return back to Brian head the same way you came, or you may go west from Springdale to Laverkin, north to I-15 and north to Parowan where you will come back up the canyon to Brian Head.