Mount Olympus

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Fall FolliageFall Folliage (10/09/2007) A view of fall folliage on the side of Grandeur Peak viewed from Mount Aire. The peak in the distance is Mount Olympus.

1300 Bridge1300 Bridge (03/07/2008) This picture shows the construction of the new 1300 East Bridge spanning Interstate 80 in Sugarhouse.

Reid SchoolReid School (03/07/2008) This picture shows Reid School framed by Mount Olympus.

Reid SchoolReid School (03/07/2008) Mount Olympus frames Reid School in the Millcreek Township area.

Mount Olympus FramedMount Olympus Framed (03/07/2008) This picture has Mount Olympus framed by Eastwood Elementary School

Eastwood ElementaryEastwood Elementary (03/07/2008) Eastwood Elementary School offers stunning views of Mount Olympus and of Salt Lake City.

Mount OlympusMount Olympus (03/13/2008) This is the view of Mount Olympus from the Brickyard Plaza.

West EntranceWest Entrance (03/18/2008) Mount Olympus peaks over the west entrance of skyline.

Cafe MadridCafe Madrid (03/18/2008) Cafe Madrid is a swank restaurant in the Black Diamond Complex. NOTE, the restaurant requires that you get a reservation.

RockreationRockreation (03/18/2008) Rockreation is a popular climbing gym created by investors from Salt Lake. Mount Olympus, in the distance, is a popular climbing gym created by God.

MortocylcistsMortocylcists (07/25/2008) Motorcyclists zipping through a Salt Lake neighborhood at dawn.

3900 South View3900 South View (12/16/2008) This elevated section of 3900 South provides a wonderful view of the Salt Lake Valley.

DumpsterDumpster (07/07/2009) Each year the County lines the streets with these big dumpsters. I rarely have anything to put in them.

Capitol ParkingCapitol Parking (07/04/2009) The Wasatch Mountains and Mount Olympus viewed from the Utah State Capitol Building.

Spires over NeffsSpires over Neffs (01/02/2010) The limestone rocks over Neffs Canyon.

Limestone SpiresLimestone Spires (01/02/2010) The snow brings out this collection of limestone spires on the foothill of Mount Olympus.

Layers of RockLayers of Rock (01/02/2010) Standing in Neff Canyon and looking at the layers of rock that build up the face of Mount Olympus.

Tilted MountainTilted Mountain (01/02/2010) This picture shows the base of the limestone layers that eroded away to expose the face of Mount Olympus.

Marathon DistanceMarathon Distance (04/17/2010) The Marathon runners race toward Mount Olympus. The turn around point of the race is due West of the peak in Holladay Utah. Essentially, they run to that mountain and back.

The Old MillThe Old Mill (06/06/2010) The Old Mill is an abandonned paper mill on Big Cottonwood Road. The white road barrier is for Wasatch Boulevard. Tolcat Canyon up Mount Olympus is in the background.

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Mount Olympus

Mount Olympus is the most prominent peak of the Wasatch when viewed from downtown Salt Lake. The front of the mountain appears as a solid veritical cliff from certain angles. When you view the mountain from 6000 South, you see that the strata of Mount Olympus is at about a 45 degree angle. You can scramble up the face of Mount Olympus. The route is not technically difficult, but is quite exposed. If you tumble, there is nothing to catch you.

The preferred route up Mount Olympus starts at 5800 South on Wasatch Boulevard. This route is 3.5 miles climbs 4800 feet to Mountain Olympus summit at 9026 feet. (The southern peak is higher than the northern peak. You might want to take the boulder scramble from the southern to the northern peak for a full view of the valley.

The hike is on the East side of the Wasatch front and exposed to the afternoon sun. Bring plenty of water. The hike is best in the Spring and fall.

Mount Olympus is the namesake of Mount Olympus Water. As I understand, the primary spring is in North Canyon. The geology of Mount Olympus has a deep layer of limestone sitting on quartzite The water filters through the limestone and is held by the quartzite through making for a truly ideal water source.

Context: Mountains

Wasatch Boulevard (71 pictures) The trail head is on 5800 South Wasatch Boulevard.

The Wasatch Mountains (130 pictures) Although it is not the tallest (9026 feet), it is one of the more notable peaks in the Wasatch.

Olympus Hills Park (44 pictures) Olympus Hills Park is a county park to the west of I215.

Neff's Canyon (256 pictures) Neff Canyon is just north of Mount Olympus

Desolation Trail (71 pictures) The Desolation Trail accesses Mount Olympus from Mill Creek Canyon.

Mill B North Fork Trail (33 pictures) The Mill B Trail accesses the Mount Olympus wilderness area from Big Cottonwood Canyon.

Olympus Cove (37 pictures) Pictures of the Mount Olympus Cove.

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