Neff's Canyon

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November IckNovember Ick (11/28/2010) When there is substantial snow in November, Salt Lake has serious problems with inversions.

Mountain MahoganyMountain Mahogany (12/21/2010) A snow laden Mountain Mahogany tree drooping over Neff Creek in a winter storm.

Pine TreesPine Trees (12/21/2010) The lower section of Neff Canyon is transitioning from a dissiduous forest with shrub oak and maple to pine. Here is a small grove of pine trees.

Pine Forest in FogPine Forest in Fog (12/21/2010) Neff Canyon is transitioning from a dissiduous forest of shrub oak and maple to pine. The snow and fog bring out the towering pine trees. PS: I accidentally slid down the hill I climbed to take this shot.

Neff - Dusted with SnowNeff - Dusted with Snow (02/11/2012) An image of Neff Canyon after a gentle dusting of snow.

First SnowFirst Snow (10/27/2010) The first snow graces the trees in Neff Canyon.

Trees in SnowTrees in Snow (10/27/2010) The first snow adds highlights to the trees in Neff Canyon.

Neff Canyon TrailNeff Canyon Trail (10/27/2010) The Neff Canyon Trail in snow.

Snow TrailSnow Trail (10/27/2010) A snow covered trail through the trees.

Fall Leaves on SnowFall Leaves on Snow (10/27/2010) Fall Leaves on the snow in Neff's Canyon

Neff s CanyonNeff s Canyon (10/27/2010) A dusting of snow in Neff's Canyon.

Exposed RootsExposed Roots (04/30/2013) Exposed roots along the trail in Neff Canyon.

Bigtooth MapleBigtooth Maple (10/04/2017) This is a leaf of the Bigtooth Maple. It turns red in early Fall and can blanket the Wasatch in a deep red coat.

Oak Tree MushroomOak Tree Mushroom (10/28/2017) This mushroom was growing out of a recently deceased oak tree.

PodsPods (10/31/2017) I believe this plant was a vetch. It has very interesting pods.

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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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