The University of Montanta (UM) is a public university in Missoula and the flagship campus of the University of Montana System. The campus is located on 156 acres in Missoula. One of the most well-known features of the campus is the short Sentinel trail, rising 620 feet from the base of Mount Sentinel to a stunning view of the city beneath and a large letter “M” set into the side of the slope. Another notable feature is Memorial Row, consisting of two columns of Ponderosa pines, the state tree of Montana. The trees commemorate students, faculty, and alumni who died in World War I. The central campus is organized around a 3-acre oval of green space. On the western edge of the oval is a beloved grizzly bear statue. Rolling Stone has called it the “most scenic campus in America”.