Neff's Canyon

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ThistleThistle (07/02/2008) A towering thistle in Neff Canyon.

BuckwheatBuckwheat (07/02/2008) Wild buckwheat in Neff Canyon.

Coco Confronts a CatCoco Confronts a Cat (07/02/2008) Coco confronts a big old yellow cat on the Neff Creek Trail.

Flowering GrassFlowering Grass (07/02/2008) This flowering grass is covered with small yellow seeds.

Grass Going to SeedGrass Going to Seed (07/02/2008) Grass in Neff Creek Canyon.

Flowering GrassFlowering Grass (07/02/2008) Grass in Neff Canyon.

Cottonwood LeavesCottonwood Leaves (07/02/2008) Well shaped large cottonwood leaves viewed from the Parking Lot of Neff Creek Canyon.

Flowering GrassFlowering Grass (07/02/2008) .

Neff CreekNeff Creek (06/16/2008) Neff Creek is trapped by this little channel.

Beard-tongueBeard-tongue (06/16/2008) Penstemon are commonly known as Beardstongue. This perennial is great for Utah gardens.

Mount OlympusMount Olympus (05/25/2008) Mount Olympus viewed from the mouth of Neffs Canyon.

In Neffs CreekIn Neffs Creek (05/25/2008) Coco enjoys the Spring run off in Neff Canyon.

Golden Eyes in NeffsGolden Eyes in Neffs (09/05/2007) A few summer flowers in Neff Creek Canyon.

GoldenEyeGoldenEye (09/05/2007) A summer bloomer in Neff Canyon.

BurdockBurdock (09/05/2007) Burdock (Arctium spp) is a member of the Asteraceae family.

Side Trail in NeffsSide Trail in Neffs (10/10/2005) This side trail runs south of the main Neff Canyon trail. You can access it on the west end of the parking lot.

Rocky TerrainRocky Terrain (10/31/2005) These Neff Canyon trees are growing in rocky terrain. I remember the area having a thin layer of rich loamy dirt when we first moved here in the 70s.

FernsFerns (10/31/2005) Fern growing in Neffs Creek.

Neffs Canyon PinesNeffs Canyon Pines (10/31/2005) Neffs Creek includes a variety of trees including this grove of pines.

Mount OlympusMount Olympus (10/31/2005) A shoulder of Mountain Olympus seen from Neffs 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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