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Vista Mound

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Vista Mound is a lower wheelchair-accessible viewpoint on Ensign Peak, a historic hill on the north side of Salt Lake with impressive views. On July 26, 1847, Brigham Young and Wilford Woodruff hiked to the top of Ensign Peak to survey the Salt Lake Valley.

The Vista Mound trail begins with an accessible path, flags, and informational panels about Ensign Peak.

The path to the viewpoint is stroller and wheelchair accessible. You can see the stairs above in the photo, but there are long switchbacks to make this path accessible.

In the spring everything is still green.

Here are photos of some of the path to Vista Mound, along with some quails.

Here is the viewpoint.

The platform at the top is a bit uneven, but shouldn’t interfere with wheelchairs or strollers.

I have hiked this before when there is wildfire smoke and it hurts the visibility.

Unfortunately that time I only had my cell phone, but it was great to see the birds.

The views are so much more impressive on a clear day!

These show views looking to the left and right.

The path the rest of the way up Ensign Peak is short, but it does have a moderate incline. For more on that click here.

When the Utah State Capitol blossoms are blooming, you can the pink!

One more of the Vista Mound view!

Stats: Distance – 0.3 mile round trip
Approximate hiking time – 15-60 minutes
Elevation gain – 70 feet
Difficulty – Easy
Trail – paved
Bathrooms – No
Seasons to hike – Year Round
Permits needed – None
Pets allowed – Yes

Memory Grove, Living Room Lookout and Neff’s Canyon Loop are other nearby trails. For more accessible trails, click this link.


We have so much beauty in Utah to explore! I love hiking and photography and can help you find your next favorite hike! All photos were taken by me!

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