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Ensign Park, Salt Lake City

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#8 of 19 in Parks in Salt Lake City
Ensign Peak is a peak in the foothills near downtown Salt Lake City, Utah. It is approximately one mile north of the Utah State Capitol and sits almost directly behind it. On July 26, 1847, Brigham Young and other early members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) climbed this hill and gave it its present name. The hill has religious significance in LDS Church history and in its symbolism.Further reading. An address giving some background information on Ensign Peak.
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  • I decided to hike this on my last day in SLC. It was a bit warm that day, but with water both me and my pup had no problems. I was a bit confused with the path because there were arrows but no writing...  more »
  • Great hike of less than a mile one way for wonderful views -- but steep. Short paved trail also available for the less adventurous. Don't miss the short paved walk on the other side of the road with n...  more »
  • with perfect weather and an amazing sunset, it was so much fun to take the short hike up to ensign peak. What a stunning view of the city and the mountains!!  more »
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  • I took my kids up here at night to see the city. Great view and seems to be a great place for a hike. One thing that was disappointing is that some louse decided to deface some of the property with a spray can. I don't know if they were simply uneducated kids looking to cause damage to someone else's property, or if they were acting like a mutual and marking their territory but it really ruins it for others. Also saw two different groups that felt the rules of the park didn't apply with alcohol and smoking. There are plenty of other places to do this. Why bring it here to this quiet park where many families and couples visit?
  • Go here if you are visiting SLC. Great views and a nice walk. Note, you will need to bring water as there isn't even a fountain at the location. Also, though it is only a mile from the capital it might be a better location to drive to. Plenty of parking. But seriously, go and walk up for great views of the city. Well worth it.
  • Easy 1 mile hike. Usually packed on the weekends. Best time to go is early on the week days.
  • It's an easy short hike that my kids could do (ages 3 and 2) and it has a great view.
  • A great hike with an amazing view of the SLC valley. It's a hike that's relatively easy for pretty much everyone. It is a little weird to get to because it is right smack in the middle of the neighborhood. Be prepared for some wind at the top of the peak but it is such a cool view. Definitely worth the trip.

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