Ensign Peak

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Ensign Peak
Ensign Peak, 5-24-2008.jpg
Ensign Peak, as seen from hiking trail below.
Highest point
Elevation 5,417 ft (1,651 m)  NAVD 88[1]
Prominence 64 ft (20 m) [1]
Coordinates 40°47′40″N 111°53′26″W / 40.7943902°N 111.8904922°W / 40.7943902; -111.8904922Coordinates: 40°47′40″N 111°53′26″W / 40.7943902°N 111.8904922°W / 40.7943902; -111.8904922[2]
Location Salt Lake County, Utah, U.S.
Parent range Wasatch Range
Topo map USGS Salt Lake City North
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.[3][4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Ensign Peak, Utah". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2016-04-18.
  2. ^ "Ensign Peak". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2016-04-18.
  3. ^ Walker, Ronald W. "A Banner is Unfurled: Mormonisms Ensign Peak" Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought Volume 26 Number 4, Winter 1993, pages 71-91.
  4. ^ "Ensign Peak: A Historical Review", Dennis A. Wright and Rebekah E. Westrup. BYU Religious Studies Center. Retrieved 2012-12-11.

Further reading[edit]

External links[edit]