Neff's Canyon

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Neff ArchNeff Arch (10/31/2017) A view of the Neff Creek Canyon Arch. I am not sure if this is natural or if it was created by the careful placement of a boot on a week spot on the rock.

Trail ImprovementsTrail Improvements (10/31/2017) Someone made improvements to the trail with fallen pieces of timber.

Red MountainRed Mountain (10/03/2017) The Big Tooth Maple leaves have the Wasatch draped in reddish orange this year. This little limestone hill is at the mouth of Neff Canyon. This mountain contains one of the deepest caves on the planet.

Entrance to NeffEntrance to Neff (10/03/2017) I took a fun fall escape to see Neff Creek Canyon donning its fall colors.

Glacier LilyGlacier Lily (04/30/2013) A glacier lily in Neff Canyon.

Ceres DriveCeres Drive (02/01/2013) Looking up Ceres Drive to Neff Canyon on the first clear day after the snow.

First SnowFirst Snow (10/27/2010) The first snow meets the last leaves in a Fall scene in Neff Canyon. This is a picture from the Neff trail head parking lot.

Triangle MountainTriangle Mountain (10/27/2010) Fall leaves and the first snow brighten up Coco's daily walk into Neff Canyon

Trail DestructionTrail Destruction (10/27/2010) A Salt Lake County Wrecking crew put bumps across the trail and managed to do more damage to the road than the normal erosion.

Neff Canyon ArchNeff Canyon Arch (10/27/2010) There is a tiny arch atop this limestone outcrop in Neff Canyon. I suspect the arch is manmade. A dusting of snow helps bring out this feature.

Neff Creek CanyonNeff Creek Canyon (07/18/2009) A view from the trail head looking into Neff Creek Canyon.

Coco on the TrailCoco on the Trail (07/18/2009) Coco examines the big rock along the Neff Creek Trail.

The Big RockThe Big Rock (07/18/2009) This is the big rock along the Neff Trail side trail. This section of the side trail is impassable in early spring and late fall when the trail is wet.

Pretty Yellow FlowersPretty Yellow Flowers (07/18/2009) A set of pretty yellow flowers (likely golden eye) along the Neff Creek Trai.

BurdockBurdock (07/18/2009) The burdock plant has monster leaves. The flower turns into a burr that, when placed in contact with dog fur, is stickier than velcro.

Coco braves the holeCoco braves the hole (07/18/2009) Coco is not pleased with this open mine hole. Whatever dug this hole is likely something fierce.

False Solomon SealFalse Solomon Seal (07/18/2009) The flowers of the Spikenards develop into little red berries. Most seem to get eaten up by the wild life.

Neff Creek PoolNeff Creek Pool (07/18/2009) There is not much water in the creek in July. Unfortunately, dogs have gotten into that water. I wouldn't drink it.

Coco with a StickCoco with a Stick (07/18/2009) Coco pulls a stick from Neff Creek.

Waterleaf and LogWaterleaf and Log (05/14/2009) Waterleaf framed by a log in Neff Canyon

256 Pictures: 1-20 , 20-40 , 40-60 , 60-80 , 80-100 , 100-120 , 120-140 , 140-160 , 160-180 , 180-200 , 200-220 , 220-240 , 240-256

Neff's Canyon

Neff's Canyon is a short yet distinctive canyon just north of Mount Olympus in the Wasatch Mountains. The canyon is a popular location for day hikes in the Salt Lake area. The trail head is at the top of the Olympus Cove. To get to the canyon you will want to take Wasatch Boulevard to Oak View Drive. There is a stop light and pedestrial overpass at this location. You drive east up Oakview Drive. You will then turn left on either Parkview Drive, Matthews Drive or Zarahemla. These roads will bring you to Park Terrace Drive then to the dead end street White Way. The trail head has a large parking lot and a water tank used by Mount Olympus Water.

The canyon drains into an area called the Olympus Cove. The rocks at the entrance to the canyon are limestone. At places in the canyon the strata is vertical. The steep slope of the strata in the area creates both the distinctive face of Mount Olympus and has created the deepest cave in the United States. The cave has a reported depth of 1189 feet. The entrance to the cave is chained off. The National Forest Service guards the key to the cave jealously. The various reports on the cave report that the walls of the cave are crumby and not good for recreational spelunkers.

Context: Hiking

Mount Olympus (136 pictures) Neff Canyon is just north of Mount Olympus.

The Wasatch Mountains (130 pictures) Neff's Canyon is in the Wasatch Range.

Salt Lake City (439 pictures) The canyon provides spectacular views of Salt Lake City.

Wasatch Boulevard (71 pictures) To get to the canyon, turn east off Wasatch Drive at Oakview. There is an overpass and stop light.

Desolation Trail (71 pictures) Neffs Trail eventually joins the Desolation Trail which starts in Mill Creek Canyon.

Mill Creek Canyon (193 pictures) Mill Creek Canyon is to the North of Neffs Canyon.

Winter Wood (54 pictures) Pictures of Neff Canyon on a snowy, foggy day in the middle of the Winter.


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