Provo/Orem, UT

BYU Campus & Neighborhood

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It’s a worth-it run to explore the campus of Brigham Young University. This private Mormon school dates back to 1875, and features a picturesque setting, with mountains all around. Known for its athletic programs, there are wonderful recreation facilities as well. We’ve created a guideline mao, using the pedestrian paths to link the major sections of campus.

Start at the center of campus in the Heritage Halls area. Take a loop around the Marriott Center Stadium and then a jaunt over to the Track & Field complex (great running track!). Then head south, passing the Visitor Center, to the South Fields and the BYU Duck Pond. Then loop back through the library and Quad. Overall, this is a 3-mile run.

Add-On: The Joaquin neighborhood just south of BYU is nice for running. Flat, wide roads with sidewalks and nice homes. Create your own route here. It’s  ~1 mile to downtown, where there are also some nice streets for running around the Historic Courthouse and Carnegie Library at South University Ave. & Center St.  (note: streets are named west/east of University Ave. and north/south of Center St.

Longer Option: The Provo River Parkway Trail passes right near the university. Good access point are just past the West Stadium Fields or at the North Stadium Fields. Another option is the paved multi-use path that extends along N University Parkway for 2.5 miles — access it from near the Track & Field Complex/BYU Museum of Paleontology. It’s along a busy road, but a good way to log some easy off-road miles.

Essentials
  • Campus 'tour' is 3-4 miles, with good add-ons nearby
  • Some up and down
  • Center of campus, near Heritage Halls area or Visitor Center