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Ensign Peak
Salt Lake City, UT

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Looking down the trail to Ensign Peak
Looking down the trail to Ensign Peak

Route: Unnamed trail

With the forecasted showers still remaining to the south, I opted to do a second after work jog. After driving a series of roads up the hill from the Capitol, I soon found myself at Ensign Peak Nature Park.

The trail started on the right side of the initial park and ascended fairly gradually up the the peak, making use of switchbacks in some of the steeper areas. The summit provided excellent views of Salt Lake City and the surrounding area.


Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Ensign Peak
Length: Easy
Steepness: Easy
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Heavy


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Monday, August 26, 2013
Parking Elevation: 5,000'
Destination: Ensign Peak
Time Elapsed: 00:09
Trailhead Elevation: 5,000'
Summit Elevation: 5,414'
Vertical Gain: 414'
Hike Time Elapsed: 00:22
Hike Vertical Gain: 414'


The Ensign Peak Nature Park entrance
The Ensign Peak Nature Park entrance

Looking up the trail to Ensign Peak
Looking up the trail to Ensign Peak

Looking at Salt Lake City from Ensign Peak - Click to enlarge
Looking at Salt Lake City from Ensign Peak

Topographic map of Ensign Peak


Directions to trailhead: From the State Capitol, take East Capitol Boulevard uphill. Near the top of the road, take a left onto Ensign Vista Drive. The Ensign Peak Nature Park will soon be on the right. There is limited streetside parking.

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