Salt Lake City, Utah

downtown Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City, Utah

Bordering the 1,425-acre University campus are the rugged Wasatch Mountains, a mecca of pristine beauty and, for winter sports enthusiasts, unsurpassed downhill and cross-country skiing. Seven ski resorts, including three in the historic mining town of Park City, are within an hour’s drive of campus.

Spring through autumn, the nearby canyons, streams and lakes offer a variety of other recreational activities: hiking, biking, climbing, camping, and other outdoor activities for which the Rocky Mountains are famous. Some of the country’s most breathtaking and varied parkland is within a six-hour drive of Salt Lake City, including Yellowstone and five National Parks in Southern Utah: Bryce Canyon, Zion, Arches, Canyonlands, and Capitol Reef.

The scenic campus helps convey the University’s diversity. Between historic buildings on President’s Circle and the contemporary Health Sciences Center are spacious malls, unique fountains and a wealth of native and exotic plantings. Five minutes away is downtown Salt Lake City, the heart of state government and a vigorous urban center that reflects the area’s expanding economic and cultural life.

Explore everything Salt Lake City has to offer below:


University of Utah Campus



Aspen trees in the Wasatch Mountains

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