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Flag in Pleasant Grove | Largest US Flag Ever Flown

(Last Updated On: August 2, 2021)

Every 4th of July in Pleasant Grove, you can go see the Largest American Flag Currently Being Flown. It is 1/4 of an acre, and weighs 400 pounds. You can see it from the 1-15 if you look over toward the G on the mountainside. This flag is huge! There was a flag flown one time that was larger that made the Guinness Book of World Records, but Big Betsy is the largest flag that flies currently and they fly her every 4th of July.

We noticed the large flag when we were in Pleasant Grove watching the city fireworks. It was lit up and was quite the sight on the Fourth of July. We decided to take a closer look since the flag is on display all week.

A nonprofit organization called Follow The Flag hung a large flag over Grove Creek Canyon for the last few years in order to encourage patriotism, and to remind everyone that the 4th of July isn’t just about fireworks. This year they went above and beyond by creating the largest flag ever flown. They also hold events, and a lighting ceremony each night. You can see the events on their website.

We love seeing this beautiful flag displayed right next to our beautiful Utah mountains. It is amazing to see! Finding the flag is very easy, too! We included directions below. The flag in Pleasant Grove will be on display from July 4-July 11, 2021.

As you drive up the hill, you will catch glimpses of the flag blowing in the breeze!
At the parking lot you can get some great pictures of the flag.
The trail walks right underneath the flag.
It is a slightly uphill walk, but it’s worth it to stand beneath this huge flag.
The boys thought it was too bright for a picture with the flag!

Drive to the end of 500 N (Grove Creek Blvd) in Pleasant Grove and you’ll come to the Grove Creek Trail head. There is a small parking area where you can circle through and look at the flag, or you can park and walk along the trail right underneath the flag. The trail is simple and only about 1/4 mile.

Follow the Flag has created such a great tradition for our family.
The flag in Pleasant Grove looks beautiful over Grove Creek Canyon.

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  • Thanks to those who made the flag and remake when necessary. A beautiful tribute to our Beautiful American Flag. First time I have known about the flag and thanks to my neighbor for taking me to see it. I love America and I love our flag.

  • So… largest flag ever flown? Not according to Guinness book of world records. Maybe it’s just the name of the flag? LoL. Everyone wants to be the “most”.

    • This is a quote from their website: “Our GIANT flags are 150’x78′ feet! A total of 11,800 square feet. They are the largest American flags to ever fly.”

    • I’m not sure the decision for only flying it for one week. I’m sure that the city, and nonprofit organization had to work those things out. You can contact them about your suggestion to fly it on through July 24.

    • I’m not sure the decision for only flying it for one week. I’m sure that the city, and nonprofit organization had to work those things out. You can contact them about your suggestion to fly it on through July 24.