Neff's Canyon

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Trail SystemTrail System (10/31/2005) There is a hidden trail system south of the main Neff Canyon trail. When I take Coco into the mountains, I usually come this way because it is easier on the paws.

Limestone CliffsLimestone Cliffs (01/12/2006) Limestone cliffs at the base of Neff Creek Canyon.

Winter TreesWinter Trees (01/12/2006) Snow covered trees at the base of Neff.

Limestone CliffLimestone Cliff (01/12/2006) Lime Stone cliffs at the base of Neff's Canyon.

MansionMansion (01/31/2006) This mansion sits at what used to be the trail head for the climb up the face of Mount Olympus. I wonder if they closed of the trail.

Neff TrailNeff Trail (01/31/2006) The side trail in Neffs Canyon.

Baby PineBaby Pine (01/31/2006) I am wondering if the shrub oak and dissiduous trees in Neff will give out to pine. There are quite a few baby pine trees in this area.

DiversionDiversion (01/31/2006) Here is the Neff Creek Diversion covered with snow.

Christmas TreeChristmas Tree (01/31/2006) Another new pine tree popping up among the shrub oak.

Tiwsted LimbsTiwsted Limbs (01/31/2006) Twisted limbs of a shrub oak.

Mine EntranceMine Entrance (01/31/2006) An entrance to a mine in Neff Canyon.

Pine TreesPine Trees (01/31/2006) These pine trees poke above the shrub oak at the mouth of Neff Canyon.

Neff Canyon SpiresNeff Canyon Spires (01/31/2006) Neff Canyon Spires in midwinter.

StataStata (01/31/2006) The limestone layers that make the face of Mount Olympus lie at a 45 degree angle. The rock ridge in the center of the picture appears to be almost vertical.

SkylineSkyline (01/31/2006) I am playing with my telephoto. The house is at the mouth of Neff Canyon. The big building is Skyline High (over a mile away).

Panorama of Salt LakePanorama of Salt Lake (01/31/2006) A panorama of Salt Lake taken from Neff Canyon.

KSL 5 CopterKSL 5 Copter (01/31/2006) This flew overhead while I was on my walk.

HelicopterHelicopter (01/31/2006) A helicopter in Neff Canyon.

HelicopterHelicopter (01/31/2006) Helicopter in Neff Canyon.

Mount OlympusMount Olympus (10/31/2005) Mount Olympus from Neff's Canyon.

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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 (434 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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