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Ensign Peak

Salt Lake City·Updated
Distance
1.1 mi
Elevation Gain
360 ft
Route
Out & back
Leash laws
On-leash

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.

Getting there

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.

Conditions

Now

42°
High: 42° Low: 34°

Thu

41°/32°

Fri

43°/31°

Sat

47°/33°

Sun

52°/37°

US Air Quality Index (AQI)

25 AQI

Route

What you'll see

Ensign Peak trailhead.
Ensign Peak view from the middle part of the trail.
View from the middle part of the trail.
Ensign Peak Trail that ascends to the peak.
Up the trail.
Ensign Peak Trail near the top.
Almost to the top.
View of the surrounding foothills on the Ensign Peak trail.
View of the surrounding foothills.
View of the surrounding foothills on the Ensign Peak trail.
View from the top of Ensign Peak.
View from the top of Ensign Peak.