Ensign Peak

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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
For the Deseret Book imprint, see Ensign Peak (imprint).

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]

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The Flag of the United States, Flag of Utah, and Mormon Flag at Ensign Peak.
Ensign Peak from below.jpg

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