Brockbank Drive (12/17/2016) 4500 South turns into Brockbank Drive as it climbs East of Wasatch Boulevard into the Olympus Cove. This neighborhood is part of the newly minted Mill Creek City just South of Salt Lake.
Verizon Tower Base (10/04/2017) Verizon is constructing a cellphone tower at the local school. This is the base with Mount Olympus in the background. I understand the tower will be camouflaged as a tree.
Dan s Food (01/29/2014) Image shows Dan's Food framed by Mount Olympus in the Cove area.
Mount Olympus (12/04/2013) Mount Olympus viewed from the trail heading up Grandeur Peak.
Mount Olympus (08/25/2013) Olympus High School is named for Mount Olympus; So, I would be remiss in my duties if I failed to include an image of this grand escarpment looking over the North wing of the school.
Mount Olympus (04/13/2013) Mount Olympus viewed from the Bonneville Shoreline Trail.
Mt Olympus (03/01/2013) Mount Olympus viewed from Wasatch Junior High School [3750 South 3100 East].
Two Dancing Cats (03/18/2008) Two Dancing Cats occupied this space on 3900 South before the move the Sugarhouse.
Mt Olympus (03/01/2013) This image shows the new Mill Creek Community Center framed by Mount Olympus.
Mount Olympus (03/01/2013) Mount Olympus viewed over the MC Community Center parking lot.
Black Diamond (03/01/2013) The Black Diamond Complex in Holladay framed by Mount Olympus.
Holladay City Hall (02/27/2013) A view of Holladay City Hall across a baseball diamond to Mount Olympus.
Cottonwood Mall (02/27/2013) The city fathers of Holladay Utah realized that they could improve the view by tearing down Cottonwood Mall creating this beautiful view of an empty field and mount olympus.
Mount Olympus is the most prominent peak of the Wasatch when viewed from downtown Salt Lake. The front of the mountain appears as a solid veritical cliff from certain angles. When you view the mountain from 6000 South, you see that the strata of Mount Olympus is at about a 45 degree angle. You can scramble up the face of Mount Olympus. The route is not technically difficult, but is quite exposed. If you tumble, there is nothing to catch you.
The preferred route up Mount Olympus starts at 5800 South on Wasatch Boulevard. This route is 3.5 miles climbs 4800 feet to Mountain Olympus summit at 9026 feet. (The southern peak is higher than the northern peak. You might want to take the boulder scramble from the southern to the northern peak for a full view of the valley.
The hike is on the East side of the Wasatch front and exposed to the afternoon sun. Bring plenty of water. The hike is best in the Spring and fall.
Mount Olympus is the namesake of Mount Olympus Water. As I understand, the primary spring is in North Canyon. The geology of Mount Olympus has a deep layer of limestone sitting on quartzite The water filters through the limestone and is held by the quartzite through making for a truly ideal water source.