Neff's Canyon

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Salt Lake ValleySalt Lake Valley (10/31/2005) Salt Lake Valley from Neffs Canyon.

Side WallSide Wall (10/31/2005) Side wall of Neffs Canyon.

Mount OlympusMount Olympus (10/31/2005) Mount Olympus, from the Neffs Canyon Trail.

Autumn LeavesAutumn Leaves (10/31/2005) Autumn Leaves in Neffs Canyon.

Neffs Creek ForestNeffs Creek Forest (10/31/2005) A magical forest in Neffs Canyon.

Neff TrailNeff Trail (10/31/2005) Fall Colors on the trail. The South Fork of the trail involves a little bit of scrambling here and there.

Neffs Canyon TrailNeffs Canyon Trail (10/31/2005) The lower section of the Neffs Canyon Trail is wide enough for service trucks.

Limestone CliffsLimestone Cliffs (10/31/2005) Limestone cliffs over Neffs Canyon.

Neffs Canyon - Hole in the RockNeffs Canyon - Hole in the Rock (10/31/2005) There a appears to be a small hole in the rock in this limestone cliff on Mount Olympus.

Limestone CliffsLimestone Cliffs (10/31/2005) Neffs Canyon occurs where a limestone layer of rocks was pushed to near veritical angles. The area has sharp ragged limestone cliffs.

Shoulder of Mount OlympusShoulder of Mount Olympus (10/31/2005) This picture is from the lower section of the Neffs Canyon Trail looking up the face of Mount Olympus. you can see various layers of limestone rock on edge.

Water TowerWater Tower (10/31/2005) The Water Tower on Neffs Canyon Trail.

Bow HunterBow Hunter (10/31/2005) This is a bow hunter who was returning from a night in the mountains.

Water TowerWater Tower (10/31/2005) Water Tower on the Neffs Canyon trail.

Abandonned Water WorksAbandonned Water Works (10/31/2005) There are several different generations of abandonned water works on the trail. As I understand, Salt Lake now just lets the water drop into the city's aquifer.

Neffs Creek CanyonNeffs Creek Canyon (10/31/2005) A view up the south fork of Neffs Creek Canyon.

Rocky ForestRocky Forest (10/31/2005) A rocky forest in Neffs Creek Canyon. I remember this area as having been covered with a loose soil

Neffs Cayon ForestNeffs Cayon Forest (10/31/2005) A dissiduous forest in Neffs Creek Canyon.

Rock GardenRock Garden (10/31/2005) This is in the south fork of Neffs Canyon.

Neffs Canyon TrailNeffs Canyon Trail (10/31/2005) The Neffs Canyon Trail.

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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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