This mountain hosts a number of trails, most of them intended for mountain bike enthusiasts. Summit views are expansive, including vistas into the neighboring states of Arizona and Nevada. During the summer and fall season, a good dirt road (FS-047) can be followed three miles to the wide, flat summit.
Brian Head Resort
Brian Head Resort is one of Southern Utah's premier winter and summer destination. With fun activities for all ages, there is no better family vacation destination. With a high-speed quad chair lift and access to premier terrain, Giant Steps Mountain offers trails that intermediate and advanced skiers, snowboarders and mountain bikers love. For more information about upcoming events in Brian Head, visit brianhead.com\
Cascade Falls Named for the waterfall that flows out of the side of the cliff, this trail is a local favorite. The trail provides spectacular views of Zion National Park and beyond. The water that flows over the falls is supplied by Navajo Lake through an underground lava tube or sink hole. The water flows a couple miles underground through the tube before exiting at the Virgin River Rim. (Please note, the lava tube is closed to travel due to the low levels of oxygen and high water flows.)
The easy half-mile Bristlecone Pine Trail is located along Scenic Byway, U-14. A great hike for families where you can see Zion National Park in the distance as you mingle among a grove of young Bristlecone pines. Summer is best time to visit, but you can usually get to the trail early in the fall or late in the spring, snow levels will limit access in the winter.
Located about 15 miles east of Cedar Breaks of Highway 14, picturesque Navajo Lake was originally know to the Paiute Indians as Pa-cu-ay, meaning "Cloud Lake." The lake came into being when a lava flow dammed the eastern end of the valley. Boating, swimming, mountain biking and fishing are popular activities at Navajo Lake.
Mammoth Cave opens to one of the largest lava tubes in Utah, with over 2200 feet of passages. Formed by cooling lava and flowing water, Mammoth Cave is part of the Markagunt Plateau. Geologists believe that some of this lava is only several thousand years old –relatively young in geologic terms! During summer months, the cave is a popular nightly resting spot for several bat species, and is frequented by other small birds and mammals.
Duck Creek Village
Just a few miles east of Navajo Lake is Duck Creek Village. Lodging, restaurants, and a gas station are available in this small town, as well as rental services for snowmobiles and ATVs.
Located ten miles west of the nearby town of Parowan, the Parowan Gap was created when an ancient river carved a notch through the Red Hills. At the Gap, the cliff sides are covered with ancient petroglyphs dating back to the Fremont Culture. The most notable of these petroglyphs is the Zipper Glyph, believed to be a solar calendar, for on the day of the summer solstice the sun raises and sets directly though the middle of the gap.
Frontier Homestead State Park Museum Visit Frontier Homestead and experience living in a pioneer cabin, loading a wagon for the trek west, and learn about Iron County's industrial history. The Frontier Homestead offers much more than a typical museum experience. Through the hard work of staff and volunteers there are a wide variety of hands-on activities for visitors of all ages.
Utah Shakespeare Festival The Utah Shakespeare Festival is hailed as one of the world's foremost regional theaters. Each year, the festival attracts more than 150,000 patrons from throughout the nation to a five-month season of plays and musicals. The Festival's productions –both Shakespeare and modern playwrights –are presented at the brand new Beverley Center for the Arts.