Smart See, Smart Do: University of Utah

Can’t Miss the Vistas at the Home of the Utes


The University of Utah and Wasatch Range * Photo by Lawrence Boye, courtesy of The University of Utah

When you visit the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah, you won’t be able to miss some of the school’s best features. Just crossing campus you’ll be awed by Mount Olympus and the Wasatch mountain range. “The views of Salt Lake Valley, Oquirrh Mountains, Great Salt Lake and beyond are with you whether you hike into the canyons or just walk to your  biology class,” says Valoree Dowell, national news specialist at the U.

Accessibility to some of the best venues for outdoor activities is a given – after all, Salt Lake City was home to the 2002 Winter Olympics. Depending on the time of year, you can ski, snowboard, hike, or float in the great salt lake itself. For arts and culture, Salt Lake City offers symphony, opera, jazz and salsa music, art galleries, cinema, and delightful dining. Also available are spectator sports, from professional basketball to roller derby, and public transit for getting around. Day trip destinations include Park City, home of the Sundance Film Festival, Antelope Island, resting spot for colorful migrating birds, and the red rock country of Southern Utah.

Be sure to check out the Experience Utah page on the U’s website.

Information on planning a campus visit, can be found on the admissions web page, or call (801) 581-8761 or (800) 685-8856. Tours are held Monday – Friday and on select Saturday mornings.

University of Utah Admissions
201 S. 1460 E. Rm. 250S
Salt Lake City, UT, 84112

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Kathie Dickenson is an
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