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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 after sunset
Looking down the trail to Ensign Peak after sunset

Route: Unnamed trail

After a day of skiing, we headed up to Ensign Peak for a quick sunset hike. With temperatures climbing above freezing in Salt Lake City, the first half of the trail turned into a deep mud pit. There were stretches of frozen granular and ice, but not enough to warrant continuous use of light traction. Mild temperatures made for good sunset viewing, while the lack of vegetation allowed for a descent without needed a headlamp.

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


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Parking Elevation: 5,000'
Destination: Ensign Peak
Time Elapsed: 00:15
Trailhead Elevation: 5,000'
Summit Elevation: 5,414'
Vertical Gain: 414'
Hike Time Elapsed: 01:13
Hike Vertical Gain: 414'


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

Looking at the Wasatch Range from Ensign Peak - Click to enlarge
Looking at the Wasatch Range from Ensign Peak

The sunset from Ensign Peak - Click to enlarge
The sunset 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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