University of Utah BLOCK U

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Get up close and personal to the BLOCK U that sits 5300 feet above sea level over looking the University of Utah and surrounding Salt Lake Valley. This landmark was first constructed in 1905 and improved over the years with concrete, lights and erosion control.

The BLOCK U stands 100 feet tall and can be seen for miles. The landmark was constructed mostly for athletic events held on the University of Utah campus. When victorious the BLOCK U Flashes and when defeated the lights burn steady. Whether you’re a Ute fan or not come up a see the BLOCK U you will be amazed by the size and construction of this famous landmark. After briefly visiting the BLOCK U continue hiking down the road and enjoy a hike on the Avenue Twin Peaks hiking trail. This hike provides spectacular views of the Salt Lake Valley and distant peaks of the Wasatch and Oquirrh Mountain Ranges.

Location to Parking Area: Travel on Foothill Blvd to 1300 E. Travel North on 1300 E. to E South Temple. Travel East on E South Temple onto Virginia St. Turn right on Chandler Street. Turn right on Tomahawk Dr. The trail head is located on a dead end road. Please respect the no parking signs. You must park down the street from the trail head.

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