Mount Olympus Wilderness Trails

Holladay, Utah

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Greek mythology identifies Olympus as the home of immortals such as Zeus, Hera, Hephaestus, and Aphrodite: thunder, marriage, fire, and sex. A tall order for a wilderness area. There’s another Mount Olympus in Greece, where the hike to the peak begins near a topless beach. As far as I know, the citizens of Salt Lake City do not condone topless females, but when we hiked the area, topless males were out in force. Mount Olympus rises to 9,026 feet and Mount Raymond is 10,241 feet. Just outside the wilderness boundary, the highest nearby peak, Gobblers Knob (10,246 feet), is home to a helicopter-skiing enterprise. This trail guide includes descriptions of Mount Olympus South Summit, and Big Water Trailhead to Butler Fork Trailhead.
Utah's Wilderness Areas: The Complete Guide

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Utah's Wilderness Areas: The Complete Guide

by Lynna & Leland Howard (Westcliffe Publishers)

Greek mythology identifies Olympus as the home of immortals such as Zeus, Hera, Hephaestus, and Aphrodite: thunder, marriage, fire, and sex. A tall order for a wilderness area. There’s another Mount Olympus in Greece, where the hike to the peak begins near a topless beach. As far as I know, the citizens of Salt Lake City do not condone topless females, but when we hiked the area, topless males were out in force.

Mount Olympus rises to 9,026 feet and Mount Raymond is 10,241 feet. Just outside the wilderness boundary, the highest nearby peak, Gobblers Knob (10,246 feet), is home to a helicopter-skiing enterprise. This trail guide includes descriptions of Mount Olympus South Summit, and Big Water Trailhead to Butler Fork Trailhead.

©  Lynna & Leland Howard/Westcliffe Publishers. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Holladay
Distance: 8.4
Trail Type: Several options
Skill Level: Difficult
Season: Best Spring through Fall
Trailhead Elevation: 5,000 feet
Top Elevation: 10,241 feet
Local Contacts: Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Salt Lake Ranger District
Local Maps: USGS Sugar House, Mt. Aire
Driving Directions: Directions to Mount Olympus Wilderness Trails

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