Ensign Peak

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Coordinates: 40°47′39″N 111°53′26″W / 40.79417°N 111.89056°W / 40.79417; -111.89056

Ensign Peak
Ensign Peak, 5-24-2008.jpg
Ensign Peak, as seen from hiking trail below.
Elevation 5,414 ft (1,650 m)
Prominence 64 ft (20 m)
Location
Location Salt Lake County, Utah, U.S.
Range Wasatch Range
Topo map USGS Salt Lake City North
Climbing
Easiest route 0.47 mile (0.75 km) hike on Ensign Peak Trail

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.[1][2]

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