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Neff’s Canyon

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Neff’s Canyon on the north side of Mount Olympus is a great place to hike. It is beautiful in every season! Summer is shady, fall is spectacular and it is a wonderful place to sled in the winter.

If you are hoping to sled then you will want to follow the wider path on the east side. This is the shortest trail.

You can also take the paths through the trees further to the right.

Either way, head up the hill. These photos are from the wider left trail.

After 0.5 mile the wider path ends. You can turn left to go through the trees back down. This lower loop is called Neff’s Canyon Loop. In the summer this section is often wet.

To continue on Neff’s Canyon Trail, take the defined path that heads left up through the trees. It is stunning in every season!

In the winter stop at the Olympus Wilderness sign for safety. It makes a nice turn around spot anytime.

In the winter you can sled nearly all of the path back down! This is what makes Neff’s Canyon in winter such a fun hike!

Here are more photos from beautiful Neff’s Canyon!

Stats: Distance – 1-7 miles (very adjustable)
Approximate hiking time – 1-6 hours
Elevation gain – 200-3,562 feet
Difficulty – Easy (first .5 mile), moderate (first 2 miles), hard (beyond the sign)
Trail – well maintained trail of dirt and rocks
Bathrooms – None
Seasons to hike – Year Round (use micro-spikes, winter post)
Permits needed – None
Pets allowed – Yes

For more about this trail in winter, click on this trail. Click here for more about extreme sledding.

Other nearby trails are Rattlesnake Gulch, Salt Lake Overlook, Thaynes Canyon / Desolation Loop, and Heugh’s Canyon Waterfalls.


We have so much beauty in Utah to explore! I love hiking and photography and can help you find your next favorite hike! All photos were taken by me!

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