Ascended south face. Descended east ridge.
I think this must be Utah's most popular trail.
Out of respect for Brigham, I won't comment on the hike. We set basecamp on the road below. When we decided to set up advanced basecamp, we realized we had already summited. We rested and tried to soak in what we had accomplished. Fantastic views in a remote setting. Lightning strikes all around our party made our hair stand on end. Running descent!
Several times. Great views, and a good place to take visitors.
I did the standard route. It was a nice, sunny mid-autumn day.
I had hiked this a couple of times before in 2004. Extremely short and easy - not even a mile. I rode my mountain bike from Dry Creek on BST and explored a section I hadn't done before and ended up at Ensign Peak. Great views of the city!
Trail run 3/23/14
Biked up 4/18/14
Good little up-n-down hike with a pretty veiw of the city.
Included in a spontaneous nighttime ridge run in the area.
I've hiked a lot of 'urban peaks' the last few years during business trips and the like and I've got to say that the Ensign Peak trail had, hands down, the creepiest / shadiest / scariest visitors of any urban trail visited yet! Yikes! The good news is, I figured I could out-run the junkies and gang members. Neat views, especially liked looking down at the capitol.
ten minutes to the top. muddy and some icy parts. nice views of salt lake though.
This little hike is great in the winter time. I hiked this with my girlfriend and her little brother after we sat around the house and couldn't figure out what to do. Pretty views of downtown SLC.
i usually run up and down this little guy from my home on 1st avenue a couple times a week. adds some flair to what would otherwise be a rather tame run.
Took a date on a hike up Ensign....I think we broke up shortly after this.........maybe it was the hike.....I dunno......she wasnt the girl for me!!
Went up with the kids on a cold day but nice place to get out mid winter. Pics and map at
A very short hike to the top of a prominant Hill on the North east bench of salt lake city. Fun for the whole family.
Living on Center Street in Salt Lake City for 2 years, my dog had to endure condo life. She lived most of her time on the 10'x10' balcony of our first floor apartment. I took her out to walk every day to get her mind straight, and ensign was a personal favorite that we summitted several times. If you are anywhere near downtown Salt Lake and want spectacular views of the city, this is a must. It is very easy, but worth it. If you want to venture up the ridge to the northwest of Ensign, there are many deer, and I also found an arch in the rocks on the ridge northwest, across the gully, and above Ensign Peak. If anybody finds that arch, please post a pic of it here for me to see. I will verify if that is certainly the one I found as well. Happy trails.
Nice Hike, Flowers were awesome
Living in SLC, you have to do Ensign at least once. Good views of downtown SLC.
A nice hike with my 2 and 3 year olds, wife and friends.