Brian Head Peak

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Brian Head Peak
Cedar Breaks and Brian Head Peak.jpg
Brian Head Peak and Cedar Breaks
Highest point
Elevation 11,312 ft (3,448 m)  NAVD 88[2]
Prominence 3,747 ft (1,142 m) [3]
Listing Utah county high points 15th[1]
Coordinates 37°40′52″N 112°49′52″W / 37.681166033°N 112.831243225°W / 37.681166033; -112.831243225Coordinates: 37°40′52″N 112°49′52″W / 37.681166033°N 112.831243225°W / 37.681166033; -112.831243225
Brian Head Peak is located in Utah
Brian Head Peak
Brian Head Peak
Location in Utah
Location Iron County, Utah, U.S.
Parent range Markagunt Plateau
Topo map USGS Brian Head

Brian Head Peak, at 11,312 feet (3,448 m) high is the highest peak on the Markagunt Plateau and in Iron County in southwestern Utah.[4] Brian Head Peak is located east of Cedar City and just north of Cedar Breaks National Monument in Dixie National Forest.[5] The town of Brian Head at the western base of the mountain is the location of the Brian Head Ski Resort.

Brian Head has the name of a government surveyor.[6] There is a Forest Service lookout on the peak that was built in 1934-1935, and there is also a road to the summit that can be driven in summer.[7]


  1. ^ "Utah County High Points". Retrieved 2016-04-18. 
  2. ^ a b "Brian 2". NGS data sheet. U.S. National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved 2016-04-15. 
  3. ^ "Brian Head, Utah". Retrieved 2016-04-15. 
  4. ^ "Markagunt Plateau-Zion". Retrieved 2012-05-27. 
  5. ^ "Brian Head Peak". Retrieved 2012-05-27. 
  6. ^ Leigh, Rufus Wood (1961). Five hundred Utah place names: their origin and significance. Salt Lake City: Deseret News Press. p. 8. 
  7. ^ Staff. "Brian Head Peak Observation". Dixie National Forest, U.S. Forest Service. Retrieved 2012-05-27. 

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