109. A-21 Little Mountain Summit – Information

William Henry Jackson painting showing Mormons arriving in the Salt Lake Valley
Historic photo of the Little Mountain wagon trail
Reenactment of Mormon pioneers coming over Little Mountain. Library of Congress image.

Little Mountain Summit (Emigration Canyon Road) posed another steep climb for weary travelers and livestock. Here emigrants had to double- or triple-team their oxen for the ascent, then lock their wagon wheels and skid down the mountainside to Emigration Canyon.