If you are staying at Brian Head rental for a vacation, there is no way you should miss Utah's Patchwork Parkway. Utah boasts of so many gorgeous scenic byways and this is one of those that you should definitely go to. To plan your visit more efficiently, here are some of the nearby stops at this parkway that you should drop by while staying at one of the many Brian Head vacation homes.
Dubbed as the "mother town of Southern Utah," Parowan is a charming quaint town that is home to the pioneer settlement in this part of the country. It has some of the most beautiful landscapes in the state and amazing historic sites such as Old Rock Church built in 1863, war memorial and rose garden, and the Daughters of Utah Pioneers museum.
Parowan Gap Petroglyphs
Parowan Gap is not exactly on the byway. In fact, you need to take a ten-mile detour to get to this place. People who have gone to this attraction can very well attest that the long distance is worth it. It features one natural and one man-made distinction. Here, you can also find a strange geological land formation where an old river has cut a 600-foot deep notch winding through the red hills. You will see an abundance of petroglyphs or ancient artworks done by Native Americans. Images of lizards, snakes, and human figures are all over the canyon walls.
Hidden Haven is a spectacular waterfall that can be reached by taking on the hiking trail that can be found between mile markers 8 and 9. The trail will have you traversing a winding path and granite rock fall. The first part of the hiking trail is easy even for novice hikers but be careful at the last 100 feet as it has uneven surfaces. Even if you are not a big fan of hiking, you will love the Hidden Haven waterfall and hiking trail.
Brian Head Peak
The Brian Head Peak will give you an astounding view of Nevada's Wheeler and Highland Peaks. You will also be mesmerized at the sights of Arizona's Mount Trumbull and Navajo Mountain. It does not end there. Turn around for more splendid views, particularly those of the Table Cliffs, Aquarius plateaus, Never Summer Mountains and Tushar Range. Your eyes will never get tired of the breathtaking scenery from this observation lookout.
Cedar Breaks National Monument
The Cedar Breaks National Monument is a gigantic amphitheater that sits on top of the Markagunt Plateau. It is over 2,500 feet deep and over three miles across. This attraction is very popular for its abundance of mineral deposits. You will also love the majestic vistas of dense forests, meadows, pine trees and wildflowers.
Going for a vacation in this part of the United States will not only let you enjoy the various outdoor activities and local cuisine that can be found in this place, you will also have a grand time feasting your eyes on delectable sights. Vamoose.com can help you find the best vacation rental in Brian Head. You can sort your search by amenities, location and price.