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“U” on the Mountain

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The “U” on the Mountain is the hillside letter for the University of Utah. There used to be a little hike, but now homes have been built up nearly to the Block U. Now it is more of a drive-by or viewpoint than a hike. We followed the signs about staying off the trail for restoration.

Stats: Distance – 0 miles roundtrip
Approximate hiking time – 5 minutes
Elevation gain – 0 feet
Difficulty – None
Trail – viewpoint
Bathrooms – No
Seasons to hike – Year Round
Permits needed – None
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If you want to hike to a hillside letter, try the “Y”, the “G”, or hike to the Escalante Cross. Other nearby hikes are the Living Room Lookout, Miller Park and Bonneville Glen Loop, and Ensign Peak.


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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