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Brian Head is a town in Iron County, Utah, United States. The population was 83 at the 2010 census, a significant decrease from the 2000 figure of 118.Brian Head is also the location of the Brian Head Ski Resort.HistoryThe community was originally called "Monument Peak," but was changed to the current name after 1900 for reasons no longer known, although probably related to the name of Brian Head Peak, in nearby Dixie National Forest.In 1964, the Brian Head resort opened.GeographyAccording to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.1 square miles (8.0 km²), all of it land.The community, at an elevation of 9800 feet above sea level, is the highest town in Utah, as well as the second highest elevation town in the United States altogether. It is located on State Route 143 and is east of Interstate 15. Brian Head is about three miles north of Cedar Breaks National Monument.DemographicsAs of the census of 2000, there were 118 people, 55 households, and 33 families residing in the town. The population density was 38.1 people per square mile (14.7/km²). There were 912 housing units at an average density of 294.1 per square mile (113.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.15% White and 0.85% African American. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 0.85% of the population.Brian Head is in Utah. Plan your holiday in Brian Head and other destinations, from the rural, to the urban, and everything in between, using our United States road trip planning site.
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