Mount Olympus

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ExtrusionExtrusion (01/31/2006) This is a small extrusion on the shoulder of Mount Olympus (just above Neff Canyon).

Mount Olympus TrailMount Olympus Trail (01/25/2001)

Hole 10Hole 10 (04/04/2002) Hole 10 provides a good view of Mount Olympus from Creekside Park.

Best BuyBest Buy (01/01/2003) Mt Olympus, in the background, is one of the best buys in the valley. It costs nothing to walk up the mountainside, and you often see Mountain Goats and rattle snakes at the top. This is the new Best Buy on State in Murray.

Olympus CoveOlympus Cove (00/00/2004) A snow covered view of the Mount Olympus Cove from Olympus Hills Park.

Mount OlympusMount Olympus (00/00/2004) The view of Mount Olympus from the park offers an intriguing symmetry.

Mount OlympusMount Olympus (00/00/2004) Mount Olypus from Parley's Crossing.

Sons of Utah PioneersSons of Utah Pioneers (09/02/2004) The Sons of Utah Pioneer Lodge sits on the shelves overlooking Parley's Hollow (NOTE, these are cultural historians, not geological historians who would have questioned the wisdom of building on fragile dirt slope.

Mount OlympusMount Olympus (10/10/2005) Mount Olympus from Fort Union.

Mount OlympusMount Olympus (10/31/2005) A shoulder of Mountain Olympus seen from Neffs Canyon.

Jordan LandingJordan Landing (03/11/2006) The Jordan Landing sign frames a view of majestic Mount Olympus.

Parley s CanyonParley s Canyon (00/00/2004) Overlooking I80 at the base of Parley's Canyon.

Mount Olympus WildernessMount Olympus Wilderness (03/31/2006) Entrance to the Mount Olympus Wilderness area on the Mill B Trail.

Mill B TrailMill B Trail (03/31/2006) The Mill B Trail at the entrance to Mount Olympus Wilderness area.

Interesting LightInteresting Light (06/00/2006) Interesting light effects on Mount Olympus.

Dans FoodsDans Foods (03/31/2006) Dans Grocery Store in the Olympus Hills Shopping Center on Wasatch Boulevard with Mount Olympus in the background.

Mount OlympusMount Olympus (03/31/2006) Mount Olympus from the intersection of Mill Creek Road and Wasatch Boulevard.

Skyline StadiumSkyline Stadium (03/31/2006) Skyline Stadium with Mount Olympus in the distance.

Mount OlympusMount Olympus (03/31/2006) Skyline High School framed by Mount Olumpus.

Skyline High SchoolSkyline High School (03/31/2006) Skyline High School with Mount Olympus in the distance.

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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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