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Ensign Peak



This little peak is the perfect way to view the city. Just don't do it on the hottest day of the year because you'll hate it. Take a picnic and watch the sunset. Ensign Peak is at the north end of the Salt Lake Valley, above the State Capitol building. Two days after arriving in the Salt Lake Valley, Brigham Young and seven other pioneer leaders climbed the mountain to survey the valley. From its summit they laid out in their minds the city they intended to build. A small monument now sits on the summit.'

Wasatch Front - Salt Lake Map
Hiking Trails
Tour Area
  • Memory Grove Park: checkmark
  • Dog Friendly: checkmark
  • Kid Friendly: checkmark
To Do
  • Hiking: checkmark
Trail Features
  • Distance (km): 1.29
  • Distance (mi.): .8
  • Elevation at Trailhead: 5018 ft.
  • Elevation Gain (+): 382 ft.
  • Maximum Elevation: 5400 ft.
  • Minimum Elevation: 5018 ft.
  • Parking Type: Street Parking
  • Route Type: Out & Back
  • Trail Traffic: Heavy
Trail Length
  • Less than 1 mile: checkmark

Salt Lake City Weather

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Salt Lake City, UT 84101 See Map
Wasatch Front - Salt Lake Map