The Ensign Peak trail is a short out-and-back trail near downtown Salt Lake City.
In addition to outstanding views of the surrounding mountains, Great Salt Lake, and Salt Lake Valley, this trail also has historical significance. Shortly after reaching the Salt Lake Valley, Brigham Young and seven fellow pioneer leaders ascended the foothill to assess the valley. They envisioned the city they planned to construct at its peak, and a modest monument now marks this summit.
The trailhead starts from Ensign Vista Drive above and behind the Utah State Capitol. Park along the street, abiding by the parking hours displayed on the street signs.