Ensign Peak Trail and Overlook is a 0.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Salt Lake City, UT that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Nice short hike, awesome views of the Salt Lake Valley and Great Salt Lake This is a nice, easy trail most hikers, regardless of age or experience, would find enjoyable. The trail is well maintained and the awesome views of the Salt Lake Valley below begin almost immediately. The trail winds behind the peak and ascends up a moderate slope on the back side. The views from the back side are incredible, especially at sunset. The Great Salt Lake can be seen in the distance to the northwest. As you climb to the peak, the entire Salt Lake Valley can be seen below. The view from Ensign Peak is spectacular anytime, but sunset is by far the most ideal time for this hike. The view of the sunset combined with the cool evening breeze and the glittering city lights below make this a hike well worth taking and the minimal time and effort involved make it worth taking often!
Awesome view and short hike. Would love to see it at sunset or sunrise!!
Such an amazing view for such a short hike! I wish I lived closer to Salt Lake, I would go all the time to watch the sunset.
Very short hike that is mostly uphill. Once you reach one of the many vistas you will be blessed with amazing views and few people. A nice quick hike not far from the city. Doable on a lunch break!
Short hike lots of people. You can see the city from the top.
This is one of those short hikes that's great for when you only have a short time but want to get in a great view. I love to take first time visitors to Salt Lake here at sunset because it's so convenient to get to and really gives a beautiful panorama of the city. Steep, but doable even for beginners.
Short hike with high elevation. Really close to the Avenues and great views. It's the perfect hike to do if you only have an hour or a short amount of time to get a good work out in.
If you are looking for a quick hike after work, this is perfect! It's a short, steep trail with wonderful views. Enjoy!
Perfect little uphill walk for the best sunset views in town.
My very first hike and I enjoyed it from a beginners standpoint!
Short hike, but VERY steep! Great views from the top.
Nice view of Salt Lake area
Quick and easy.
it was awesome
Short, steep trail with fantastic views.
Amazing views of salt lake county! Definitely pretty steep, but it was short