Ensign Peak Trail and Overlook

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Ensign Peak Trail and Overlook is a 0.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Salt Lake City, Utah that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

0.9 miles 380 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

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!

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2 days ago

Loved the views!

3 days ago

Short and easy but the view is amazing

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6 days ago

Good starter hike and it has a rewarding view of the city.

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13 days ago

First place I went to in Salt Lake; it was a beautiful introduction!

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13 days ago

A short yet fun hike. The view of SLC from the peak is incredible.

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18 days ago

Nice view of the city.