Brian Head Peak Climber's Log

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punchline

punchline - Jan 29, 2017 2:20 pm Date Climbed: Jan 25, 2017

Up the gut  Sucess!

Hwy 143 from Brian Head Resort to Panguitch was shut down due to 50" of snow and blowing wind from the previous 6 days of storms. So we nowshoed from Brian Head Resort to the "Vista" sign, went up the obvious wash, took a right and headed up the SW face, topped out over the cornice and followed the ridge to the hut on top. Not the best weather for a picnic on the top but a fun climb for my 55th birthday!

morrelli64

morrelli64 - Jun 11, 2016 4:05 pm Date Climbed: May 27, 2016

From the highway  Sucess!

Fun hike in the snow from the highway. Gorgeous views, especially of Cedar Breaks, really fun ridge to climb up from the southwest side!

utahguy058

utahguy058 - May 28, 2016 12:18 pm Date Climbed: May 27, 2016

It's kinda fun  Sucess!

We had to park on the side of the main highway and cross country to the top. The road to the top was snow covered. We headed up the south ridge to the top. The views are gorgeous! The ridge was fun!

boisedoc

boisedoc - Sep 20, 2015 10:48 pm Date Climbed: Sep 19, 2015

drive up  Sucess!

I have been up here a couple of times to mountain bike but made a third visit while in the neighborhood. Good views but not much of a peak

bshirley - May 2, 2015 8:34 pm Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2001

Another County HP  Sucess!

Another HP in the bag

sharpa

sharpa - Jan 19, 2014 5:44 pm Date Climbed: Jan 10, 2014

Windy!  Sucess!

Parked at Rattlesnake Creek trail head, just south of Brian Head Peak road on highway 143. I put on the snowshoes and followed a snowmobile track north to Brian Head Peak road. I followed the road briefly and then left it to get on the south ridge. Snowshoes came off once I gained the ridge. The ridge was snowless due to wind and sun. Hiking was easy most of the way to the summit. It was FREEEZING on the summit. So windy... On the way down I skipped the ridge and snowshoed straight down the south facing slopes.

scgrant

scgrant - Sep 25, 2013 10:13 pm Date Climbed: Sep 24, 2013

Brian Head  Sucess!

Drove up after climbing Mount Belknap and Delano Peak, in the Tushar Range, earlier in the day.

yadahzoemtn

yadahzoemtn - Sep 14, 2013 8:41 pm Date Climbed: May 19, 2012

Lost my Kite  Sucess!

Windy enough to lose my kite on top.

Fletch

Fletch - Dec 28, 2012 3:32 pm Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2011

fun  Sucess!

nice littel drive up w/ ranger...

harbor

harbor - Oct 19, 2012 1:02 am Date Climbed: Oct 18, 2012

Drive up in the am  Sucess!

Was staying overnight in Panguitch on the way to the Grand Canyon for the weekend. Woke up early while family was still asleep and drove up to Brian Head. Beautiful celestial views at 5 am. No moon. I'll have to come back to this one during the day for the earthly views. 11th UT CoHP.

About a 1 hour drive (34 miles) from Panguitch, Ut.

philadendron

philadendron - Jul 20, 2012 7:10 pm Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2012

Great views  Sucess!

Half our group stopped a half mile into the road and attacked the peak as the crow flies. Unfortunately, my wife had some blisters so we walked the road up. The backcountry riding/skiing on that backside would be STELLAR in the winter.

utahjimk

utahjimk - Nov 25, 2011 2:05 pm Date Climbed: Sep 26, 1991

easy to get to  Sucess!

although I walked to the summit, I was camped a short distance down the road!

Bob Burd

Bob Burd - Nov 7, 2011 1:48 am Date Climbed: Oct 23, 2011

Drive up  Sucess!

Embarrassingly easy drive up. Made better with a side trip to Sidney Peaks at sunset. Trip Report

Pharmacist

Pharmacist - Oct 28, 2011 12:41 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2011

family walkup  Sucess!

walked up with wife and kids in flip flops. great family walkup. views were great.

DarrenKnezek

DarrenKnezek - Sep 6, 2011 6:09 pm Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2011

2nd of 8 in a day.  Sucess!

Less than 1 hour from Kane Co. Highpoint.

voxnihili

voxnihili - Jul 5, 2011 1:29 pm Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2009

Nice View  Sucess!

Iron and Kane County High Points (and peaks) today.

EJBean

EJBean - Oct 10, 2010 4:00 am Date Climbed: Jul 15, 1981

Hiked from Thunder Ridge  Sucess!

I was on staff at Thunder Ridge scout camp in the early 80's. Since I lead hikes at a scout camp near the Tetons, they asked me to be trailmaster, and to find some good hikes for scouts. The main one I came up with was the hike from Thunder Ridge to Brian's Head. It was a good hike, but some scouts refused to return once they discovered a road at the top - "send our scout master in his truck".

Pfeiffer75

Pfeiffer75 - Jul 21, 2010 1:46 pm Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2010

Nice views  Sucess!

Road still blocked by snow about 0.25 mile from the summit. Walked the rest of the way in crazy wind

utclimber - Jul 4, 2010 7:29 pm Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2010

Summit Road  Sucess!

Drove most of the way until blocked by snow near the top. Hiked the remaining 200 vertical feet in flip flops. Nice views of Cedar Breaks.

ZeeJay

ZeeJay - Jun 28, 2010 10:09 pm Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2010

Another county HP  Sucess!

The road was blocked by 2-3' of snow about .6 miles from the top, but it was easy to walk on the bare ridge.

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