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Ensign Peak
Salt Lake County, UT

Ensign Peak as seen from Mt. Van Cott
Ensign Peak as seen from Mt. Van Cott

Summary
Located above the Capitol on the north side of Salt Lake City, Ensign Peak is a popular local hiking destination. There are views in all directions from around the summit monument.

The peak's name comes from the Bible, as the founders of Salt Lake City wanted their new land to become the "ensign for the nations." Brigham Young and eight others began to plan Salt Lake City from the peak on July 26, 1847.


Summit Elevation
5,414 feet

Summit Facilities
Monument.

Trip Reports:
Click on the date for photos, timestamps, and maps.
Date of Hike Trail(s) Length Steepness Vertical
August 26, 2013 Unnamed trail Easy Easy 414'

More Information
  • Ensign Peak - Wikipedia




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