Mount Olympus

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Mount Olympus Wilderness AreaMount Olympus Wilderness Area (06/15/2006) The Terraces-Elbow Forks ventures through a corner of the Mount Olympus Wilderness area.

Mount OlympusMount Olympus (07/21/2006) Mount Olypus from the Grandeur Peak Trail.

Grandeur Peak SummitGrandeur Peak Summit (07/21/2006) Looking from the Summit of Grandeur Peak toward Mount Olympus.

Olympus CoveOlympus Cove (07/21/2006) The Olympus Cove viewed from Mount Grandeur.

Mount OlympusMount Olympus (07/21/2006) Mount Olympus from Mount Grandeur.

I Will Be Taking That!I Will Be Taking That! (09/18/2006) `I will be taking that frisbee!` Says Coco the Wunder Puppy.

Rainbow StrikingRainbow Striking (10/02/2006) A rainbow striking in the Olympus Cove.

Enjoying A DrinkEnjoying A Drink (06/20/2006) Coco enjoying some cooling water on the Mount Olympus Trail.

VioletsViolets (06/20/2006)

Yellow FlowerYellow Flower (06/20/2006) Yellow flower (probably an Arnica) on Mount Olympus.

IHC FacilitiesIHC Facilities (02/01/2007) The new Intermountain Medical Center Campus framed by Mount Olympus.

IHC Mount Olympus ViewIHC Mount Olympus View (02/01/2007) A view of Mount Olypus from the Intermountaian Medical Center Campus.

Mount OlympusMount Olympus (02/01/2007) Mount Olympus viewed from State and Vine.

View of Mount OlympusView of Mount Olympus (03/23/2007) This picture shows Mount Olympus framed by the distinctive Saint Ann Church.

Emergency VehiclesEmergency Vehicles (07/01/2007) Emergency vehicles framed by Mount Olympus.

Mt Olympus behind tailingsMt Olympus behind tailings (03/05/2001)

Mount Olympus from I215Mount Olympus from I215 (09/25/2007) We are looking at the 3300 South bridge over I215 with Mount Olympus in the distance from the new Parleys Trail Bridge.

Sons of Utah PioneersSons of Utah Pioneers (09/25/2007) The Sons of Utah Pioneers have a club house overlookng the park.

Parkside PlaygroundParkside Playground (10/02/2007) A playground at Parkside School with Mount Olympus in the distance.

A View Towards OlympusA View Towards Olympus (10/02/2007) Looking around the sharp north edge of the Salt Lake County Ice Center we can see the top of Mount Olympus.

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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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