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Neff's Canyon (to Thayne Canyon Pass)

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Basics
Location:
Near the entrance to Millcreek Canyon just east of Salt Lake City
Length:
8.5 miles roundtrip
Difficulty:
Intermediate
Time:
2 hours
Elevation Change:
3120 feet
Season:
June to October

Description

Neff's Canyon Trail runs along an old jeep road and then climbs into the Mount Olympus Wilderness with some views out over the city. It intersects Thayne Canyon Trail at the top of Thayne Canyon.
Location:
Near the entrance to Millcreek Canyon just east of Salt Lake City
Length:
8.5 miles roundtrip
Difficulty:
Intermediate
Time:
2 hours
Elevation Change:
3120
Season:
June to October
Useful Map(s):
USGS Sugarhouse Topo (1:24,000); USGS Salt Lake City Topo (1:100,000)
Basic Directions
From Downtown Salt Lake City, head south on either I-15, State Street or 700 East. After a few miles, get onto I-80 heading east and take it 4 or 5 miles to the I-215 Belt Route. Head south on the I-215 Belt Route for about 2 miles and exit at 3900 South. Take a left at the top of the exit ramp and cross over I-215 heading east. At Wasatch Boulevard, the first light, take a left and head north 1 block to the light at 3800 South. Take a right on 3800 South and head east. It will progress through a residential area before taking you up into the canyon. After about 1 mile, is an entrance station. (The attendant there will supply you with a simple map and answer any questions you might have.) The trailhead is 6.1 miles past the entrance station on the north side of the road.

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