Neff's Canyon

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Neff CanyonNeff Canyon (10/31/2005) Note the water in the stream is not safe drinking. Animals have been in the water. This particular animal has the name CoCo.

Mount OlympusMount Olympus (01/31/2006) I imagine you could climb the face of Mount Olympus just by traversing this ridge. I have not tried it. BTW, you need a rope and climbing experience to climb cliffs.

Mine ShaftMine Shaft (01/31/2006) Mine Shaft at Neff Canyon.

CocoCoco (01/31/2006) A digitally manipulated photo of Coco ... looking into a mine shaft.

Neff Canyon Trail in SpringNeff Canyon Trail in Spring (05/19/2006) Neff Canyon Trail in Spring.

Water in NeffsWater in Neffs (05/19/2006) Spring run off in Neff Creek.

Neff Creek CanalNeff Creek Canal (05/19/2006) The creek is diverted into this small canal on the hill side.

Bubbling WatersBubbling Waters (05/19/2006) Water bubbling down the water works at the confluence of the south and north forks of Neff.

Water FallWater Fall (05/19/2006) The water fall at the park

Neff CrossingNeff Crossing (05/19/2006) The dirt road ends at this small park where you have the choice of following the North or the South fork of Neff Creek. You have to cross this ford to get to the South Fork.

Neff Canyon SpiresNeff Canyon Spires (05/19/2006) These are cool lime stone spires above Neff Creek.

ParagliderParaglider (05/19/2006) A paraglider over Neff Creek Canyon.

Spring BeautiesSpring Beauties (05/19/2006) These little Spring Beauties were growing under a on the trail in Neffs Canyon. Watch where you tread. Don't stomp on beautiful things. These are the in Purslane Family (Portulacaceae Claytonia ???).

Mount Olympus Water TruckMount Olympus Water Truck (05/22/2006) A Mount Olympus Water truck drinking its fill from Springs in the Wasatch.

Blue PenstemonBlue Penstemon (05/22/2006) A Penstemon growing near the trailhead of Neff Creek Canyon.

PenstemonPenstemon (05/22/2006) A Penstemon in Neff Creek Canyon in the Wasatch.

Mule s EarsMule s Ears (05/22/2006) Wyethia spp. in the Sunflower Family (Asteraceae).

PenstemonPenstemon (05/22/2006) A bundle with blue Penstemon and yellow Mule's Ears.

GardenGarden (05/22/2006) A garden of Mule's Ears in Neff's Canyon.

YarrowYarrow (05/22/2006)

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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 (436 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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