Check out the "Y"!
Tour GuideKatherine Andrews
The "Y" is the largest college letter in the nation! Built in 1908, the Y is an enormous white washed concrete letter on the side of Y-Mountain! A 1 mile hiking trail leads to the Y, and basically everyone hikes it at least once! Not only can you see it all around campus, but in many places in Provo as well as around Utah Valley (and from airplanes !) Really unique!
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So I'm standing here in between quads, we have Brigham Square here, and just behind me. It's just grass, fields and areas in between buildings. Um, I wanted to show you guys probably the coolest thing about you. If you can see right above my finger on this mountain is a big why where that is is a big cement. Utah is kind of unique in the way that we have so many mountains and every town has a college. There's just these big white cement letters on the mountains. Why so in Provo, It's the biggest school letter in the whole nation, so that's kind of cool. It was built in nineteen o eight, and they built it because they wanted to put you on the mountain. They had to go by hand with these buckets of cement to make it. Um, which they start with the wise and it would be in the middle, and then they realize that it was just gonna take way too much time. There's there's just one trail all the way up to the Y. It's about a mile and a quarter long. If you are a freshman, you will like the Y At some point. It's like a rite of passage, so that's kind of fun. You can see this big Why mountain? It's like, so green and lush or covered in snow, and it just looks amazing, and you could see it from most places on campus.