DESCRIPTION: If you are looking for an easy hike to see great views of the Salt Lake Valley, Ensign Peak is for you. Children and dogs love this hike.
HIKE TIME: 1 to 1 1/2 hours
MILEAGE: 1/2 mile to the peak
ELEVATION GAIN: 400'
DIRECTIONS: Driving up State Street to the Utah State Capitol, turn right on E. Capitol Blvd, continue straight up the road to the top, turn left and go west on Ensign Vista Drive to Ensign Nature Park.
DESCRIPTION: Enjoy a Mirror Lake Highway Snowshoe Adventure. We went counter-clockwise. Park at the North Fork Trailhead in the car parking lot. The trail begins on the north side of the Mirror Lake Highway. This is a well maintained trail, with blue markers on trees. When you come to a log fence, the trail heads west. If you take the trail to the east you'll end up at a lake. When you get back to the highway, cross the road, cut over to the cross country ski trail, turn left. You'll cross a bridge.
MILEAGE: 3.5 miles
FEE: $6 per vehicle or use your National Recreation Pass on a rear view mirror hanger. Winter trail maps available at the ranger booth.
There is a self pay at the trailhead too.
HIKE TIME: Allow 3 hours to enjoy the loop.
ELEVATION GAIN: 330'
RESTROOM: You'll find one down the hill at the lower snowmobile parking lot.
DIRECTIONS: From Kamas, Utah drive east on the Mirror Lake Highway SR 150.
Turn right into the North Fork parking area for cars.