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Guidebook for Brian Head

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Guidebook for Brian Head

Food Scene
Best pizza in Brian Head. Take out, delivery or eat-in and good place to have a beer. Can get a bit crowded at peak hours.
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Pizanos Pizzeria
259 S Village Way
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Best pizza in Brian Head. Take out, delivery or eat-in and good place to have a beer. Can get a bit crowded at peak hours.
The Lodge has a steakhouse with excellent food. This is on the more expensive side on the mountain but a great place to go for a nice meal. Reservations are recommended.
Cedar Breaks Lodge by Diamond Resorts
223 Hunter Ridge Dr
The Lodge has a steakhouse with excellent food. This is on the more expensive side on the mountain but a great place to go for a nice meal. Reservations are recommended.
There is a steakhouse at the Grand Lodge but this place is really famous for its breakfast.
Best Western Premier Brian Head Hotel & Spa
314 Hunter Ridge Dr
There is a steakhouse at the Grand Lodge but this place is really famous for its breakfast.
Little known but excellent Thai food on the mountain!
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Sook Jai Thai Cuisine
259 Village Way
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Little known but excellent Thai food on the mountain!
Entertainment & Activities
This is the main ski area with the harder areas and the snow park. You can take Chairlift #8 from outside the condo and then ski down to Giant Steps to buy your lift tickets (just tell the lift operator you are going over to buy lift tickets and they will let you on for free). Then, at the end of the day you can ski back to Chairlift #8 and walk back to the condo. We like to get out early and ski Giant Steps early in the morning before the crowds arrive. Then, we eat and early lunch and ski back towards the condo to Chairlift #1 to ski the back side of Navajo mountain for the afternoon. The Giant Steps Lodge has a self service restaurant down stairs and a sit-down/bar upstairs.
Giant Steps Ski Lodge and Lifts
329 UT-143
This is the main ski area with the harder areas and the snow park. You can take Chairlift #8 from outside the condo and then ski down to Giant Steps to buy your lift tickets (just tell the lift operator you are going over to buy lift tickets and they will let you on for free). Then, at the end of the day you can ski back to Chairlift #8 and walk back to the condo. We like to get out early and ski Giant Steps early in the morning before the crowds arrive. Then, we eat and early lunch and ski back towards the condo to Chairlift #1 to ski the back side of Navajo mountain for the afternoon. The Giant Steps Lodge has a self service restaurant down stairs and a sit-down/bar upstairs.
Navajo lodge is the beginner's side of the mountain for learning to ski and they also have tubing as well. They have a nice "magic carpet" and some easy lifts for those learning to ski. You can also rent your ski equipment here, but go early as the lines can get long in the morning! Also has decent food. http://www.brianhead.com
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Brian Head Resort
329 Utah 143
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Navajo lodge is the beginner's side of the mountain for learning to ski and they also have tubing as well. They have a nice "magic carpet" and some easy lifts for those learning to ski. You can also rent your ski equipment here, but go early as the lines can get long in the morning! Also has decent food. http://www.brianhead.com
Parks & Nature
Another famous national park with amazing canyons an hour and a half drive away. Not to be missed if you have time to visit it, but take note of any potential mountain road closures during winter time. For a medium two mile hike, take the Navajo Loop trail starting on the south loop (Wall Street) with absolutely stunning natural rock formations. For a bit more of a challenge add the Peekaboo Loop Train for another 3.5 miles but absolutely stunning views and rock formations. Highly recommended! In the winter, can be a bit difficult to get there, so make sure to check the road conditions first! https://www.alltrails.com/parks/us/utah/bryce-canyon-national-park
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Bryce Canyon National Park
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Another famous national park with amazing canyons an hour and a half drive away. Not to be missed if you have time to visit it, but take note of any potential mountain road closures during winter time. For a medium two mile hike, take the Navajo Loop trail starting on the south loop (Wall Street) with absolutely stunning natural rock formations. For a bit more of a challenge add the Peekaboo Loop Train for another 3.5 miles but absolutely stunning views and rock formations. Highly recommended! In the winter, can be a bit difficult to get there, so make sure to check the road conditions first! https://www.alltrails.com/parks/us/utah/bryce-canyon-national-park
Beautiful views and great hiking just down the road. Note that normally the road to the park is closed during winter. For an easy relaxing family hike, go to the Alpine Pond Trail (2 mile loop) that starts at the Chessmen Ridge Overlook. For a medium challenging but absolutely stunning hike, start at the Visitor's Center and hike to Spectra Point and Ramparts Overlook (4 mile round trip). This hike is along the edge of the rim, so it isn't something recommended for small kids. https://www.alltrails.com/parks/us/utah/cedar-breaks-national-monument
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Cedar Breaks National Monument Visitor Center
4730 South Hwy 148
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Beautiful views and great hiking just down the road. Note that normally the road to the park is closed during winter. For an easy relaxing family hike, go to the Alpine Pond Trail (2 mile loop) that starts at the Chessmen Ridge Overlook. For a medium challenging but absolutely stunning hike, start at the Visitor's Center and hike to Spectra Point and Ramparts Overlook (4 mile round trip). This hike is along the edge of the rim, so it isn't something recommended for small kids. https://www.alltrails.com/parks/us/utah/cedar-breaks-national-monument
Mainly a fishing area, but you can also rent a boat and hang out at the lake. Ice fishing is available in winter.
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Panguitch Lake
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Mainly a fishing area, but you can also rent a boat and hang out at the lake. Ice fishing is available in winter.
Keep going past Bryce Canyon for an awesome drive with outstanding views!
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BLM Kanab Visitor Center
745 U.S. 89
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Keep going past Bryce Canyon for an awesome drive with outstanding views!
One of the most beautiful national parks in the country and only an hour and a half drive away. Make sure to hike the Angels Landing Trail (not an easy hike) for beautiful views. An easier/more relaxing hike is the Riverside Walk at the Temple of Sinawava. The Lower and Upper Emerald Pool trails across from the Zion Lodge is another relaxing and beautiful hike. There may be some snow in winter, but the part is accessible by coming in from the I-15 side. https://www.alltrails.com/parks/us/utah/zion-national-park
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Zion National Park
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One of the most beautiful national parks in the country and only an hour and a half drive away. Make sure to hike the Angels Landing Trail (not an easy hike) for beautiful views. An easier/more relaxing hike is the Riverside Walk at the Temple of Sinawava. The Lower and Upper Emerald Pool trails across from the Zion Lodge is another relaxing and beautiful hike. There may be some snow in winter, but the part is accessible by coming in from the I-15 side. https://www.alltrails.com/parks/us/utah/zion-national-park
Essentials
Small grocery store but has the essentials. Will be expensive but better than driving down and up the mountain!
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Brian Head General Store
259 Village Way
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Small grocery store but has the essentials. Will be expensive but better than driving down and up the mountain!
Medium sized grocery store at the base of the mountain. Watch out for the opening hours. They are open 8am-8pm but closed on Sunday.
Parowan Market
740 West 200 South
Medium sized grocery store at the base of the mountain. Watch out for the opening hours. They are open 8am-8pm but closed on Sunday.
We pick up all our groceries at Walmart on our way up to the condo because the selection is a bit limited once you get to Brian Head!
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Walmart Supercenter
1330 South Providence Center Drive
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We pick up all our groceries at Walmart on our way up to the condo because the selection is a bit limited once you get to Brian Head!
They have a lot of general food and tourist items here, similar to the Brian Head General Store. This is also the Brian Head Post Office as well as serves as the state liquor store here up on the mountain. Not a tremendous alcohol selection, but beats driving down the mountain!
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Apple Annie's Country Store
508 UT-143
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They have a lot of general food and tourist items here, similar to the Brian Head General Store. This is also the Brian Head Post Office as well as serves as the state liquor store here up on the mountain. Not a tremendous alcohol selection, but beats driving down the mountain!
Getting Around
There is a free Brian Head shuttle that will take you to ski lodges as well as the local shops. There is a bus stop right outside the condo by the road (noted by a sign). Text the letter H to 385-213-6520 and they will come pick you up in about 10 minutes. Detailed shuttle information located here: http://www.visitbrianhead.org/transportation
Kristi Condominium
681 UT-143
There is a free Brian Head shuttle that will take you to ski lodges as well as the local shops. There is a bus stop right outside the condo by the road (noted by a sign). Text the letter H to 385-213-6520 and they will come pick you up in about 10 minutes. Detailed shuttle information located here: http://www.visitbrianhead.org/transportation
If you need transportation from Cedar City or St. George to the mountain, give them a call at 435-590-1473 or email at shuttlebrianhead@gmail.com. http://shuttlebrianhead.com/
Brian Head Shuttle
702 S 325 W
If you need transportation from Cedar City or St. George to the mountain, give them a call at 435-590-1473 or email at shuttlebrianhead@gmail.com. http://shuttlebrianhead.com/