Brian Head, Brian Head Resort, and the other local businesses in Brian Head have been saved from the massive wildfire that evacuated over 700 residents and visitors and closed the community for nearly two weeks. The evacuation order was lifted for both Brian Head and Dry Lakes areas June 30. Access to Brian Head is now open through Cedar Breaks National Monument (State Route 148) and State Route 14 in Cedar Canyon. SR 143 from Parowan to Brian Head and the junction of SR 148 to Panguitch remain closed until further notice.
The resort’s lift-served mountain bike park and hiking trails are open. However, closures remain in effect for many other mountain biking and hiking trails in the Brian Head area. Brian Head officials ask that visitors obey all trail and road closures. Currently closed trails are Marathon, Mace’s, Sydney Peaks, Bunker Creek, Dark Hollow, Scout Camp.