All About Iron County
Recreation Areas In Parowan Canyon
Parowan Canyon is also a gateway into
our scenic mountains. From Parowan, take U-14, Center Street, heading east into the
mountains Five Miles up Parowan Canyon is Vermillion
Castle Picnic and Campground area. The
area was named for its bright red castle-like cliff formation. Local residents refer to it as Five
Mile. From Vermillion Castle the road
leads to the popular Yankee Meadow Reservoir,
well known for its excellent trout fishing and camping area.
|Continue traveling east and before long (14 mile marker) youll
arrive at Brian Head Ski Resort. This
mini town, developed in the mid 1960s, is tucked away in the high mountains above
the red rock canyons of southern Utah.
Brian Head, Utahs highest ski resort,
averages 425 inches of perfect Utah powder each season, plus enjoys more sunny days than
any other resort in the state.
|Enjoy the ultimate ski experience on any one of Brian Head's groomed
trails, snowboard down natural chutes & gullies, cross country ski or snowmobile on
invigorating marked trails that tour wondrous scenery around, Cedar Breaks National
Ride your mountain bike or hike the many well kept
trails, participate in cookouts and outside entertainment or enjoy good restaurants. Whether you ski, snowboard, snowmobile, snow tube
or ride mountain bikes, Brian Head has great year-round activities for you.
|Brian Head Peak, just outside of the resort and north of Cedar
Breaks, rises to a height of 11,315 feet. It
is one of the highest points in Southern Utah and is accessible by automobile. It
represents remnants of volcanic activity, which occurred about 30 million years ago.
From the summit, a panoramic view extends over most of
Southern Utah, west into Nevada and south into Arizona.
Cedar Canyon | Parowan Canyon
| Paragonah Canyon