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Ensign Park, Salt Lake City

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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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  • If this is your first time to SLC and if it's your first time hiking, this is an excellent intro walk and a great way to see the city. We took a taxi past the Capitol Building to the last bit of resid...  more »
  • A few days after the Mormon pioneers arrived in the Salt Lake valley, surveyors and city planners made the short (25 mins, half-paved and half in the shade today) walk/hike up the mountain. They could...  more »
  • I only had about an hour, and was just going to walk to the lower viewing area. Then I realized the view must be really good from the top, so I quickly hiked up. The view was indeed awesome, though I ...  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?
  • Easy 1 mile hike. Usually packed on the weekends. Best time to go is early on the week days.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • What can I say, it's a short hike but a killer steep hill. Worth the pain when you get to the top! One of the best views in SLC.