Neff's Canyon

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Sweet PeaSweet Pea (05/22/2006) A wild pea growing in Neff Canyon.

Choke CherryChoke Cherry (05/22/2006) A cluster of Choke Cherry flowers growing in Neffs Creek Canyon.

Mystery plantMystery plant (05/22/2006) Mystery plant found in Neffs Canyon.

Playing FieldPlaying Field (07/13/2006) A soccer match on the playing field at Churchill Middle School off Wastach Boulevard. Neffs Canyon is in the distance.

Wasatch - Mount RaymondWasatch - Mount Raymond (07/21/2006) This picture from Grandeur shows the ridge between Mill Creek and Big Cottonwood. Mount Rayond is in the Center, Neff Creek flows from the Mount Raymond west (over the ridge). The picture also includes Thaynes Canyon, Porter Fork and Bowman Fork.

Mill Creek RidgeMill Creek Ridge (07/21/2006) A view of the Mill Creek Ridge from Mount Grandeur. Neff Canyon is on the other side of the ridge

Mount RaymondMount Raymond (07/21/2006) Picture of the South Ridge of Mill Creek Canyon, The image includes Porter Fork, Mount Raymond and Thaynes Canyon. Neff Canyon is on the other side of the ridge.

Night ShadeNight Shade (07/25/2006) Night Shade in Neff Creek Canyon.

Nightshade LeafNightshade Leaf (07/29/2006) Leaf of the Nightshade.

GroundselGroundsel (07/25/2006) Groundsel with a busy bee in Neff's Canyon.

Don t Dump on UtahDon t Dump on Utah (04/30/2003) A Don't Dump on Utah sign cluttering a stream bed in Salt Lake.

Large LeafLarge Leaf (07/29/2006) The Burdock (Arctium spp.) is a member of the Asteraceae family. The plant has large leaves and thistle like flowers.

SnowshoerSnowshoer (02/01/2007) A snowshoer on the Neff Canyon Trail

WatertankWatertank (02/01/2007) The Water Tank just after the snow.

Neff Trail in SnowNeff Trail in Snow (02/01/2007) The Neff Canyon trail in Snow.

Neff Canyon WintersceneNeff Canyon Winterscene (02/01/2007) Neff Canyon in the Winter.

Mountain MahoganyMountain Mahogany (02/01/2007) Mountain Mahogany does not shed its leaves. This picture shows Mountain Mahogany in the winter.

Neff Canyon in WinterNeff Canyon in Winter (02/01/2007)

Mount Olympus ShoulderMount Olympus Shoulder (02/01/2007) Neff Canyon in Winter.

Winter TrailWinter Trail (02/01/2007) The Wasatch Mountains are absolutely beautiful in the winter.

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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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