Elevation

13,534 ft / 4,125 m

Prominence

6,348 ft / 1,934 m

Summits

73 summits

Top climbing months

August   39%

July   35%

September  10%

Most climbed route

Henry's Fork Trail

Highlights

  • Kings Peak is the highest peak in Utah.
  • Lies just south of the spine of the central Uinta Mountains and is located in the High Uintas Wilderness.
  • There are 3 popular routes to the summit: a scramble up the east slope, a hike up the northern ridge, and a long but relatively easy hike up the southern slope.
  • The peak is belongs to the Lower US Ultra 57, with 6,348 feet of prominence.
"It was a 3 day pack trip to King's. Plenty of time to explore and enjoy the area. Set up Base Camp at Dollar Lake. Weather was touch and go, had to take cover a couple of time, but got the Peak to ourselves. This was a great trip." - CacheMACS, Sep 8, 2018
"A long hike from/to our camp at Elkhorn Crossing out of Henry's Fork TH. We went up Gunsight, descended into Painter Basin, reclimbed up to Anderson Pass, then finally ascended the north ridge which was full of loose talus. Took the shortcut between Anderson Pass and Gunsight Pass on the way back which is a much better option than dropping all the way into the basin. Saw some mountain goats just below Gunsight Pass. This is one of my favorite hikes to date. " - edg, Jul 1, 2018
"We left Las Vegas on Friday night & headed to southern Wyoming. We checked out Fossil Butte National Monument Saturday morning, then drove to the Henrys Fork Trailhead, arriving around noon. We set up the tent near the trailhead and tried to sleep throughout the day. It was hot, so that wasn't too easy. After finally getting into a good sleep, our 9pm wakeup time had arrived. Ugghhhh. We had decided to do this as a long dayhike and there were thunderstorms in the forecast for the afternoon, so we wanted to get an early start. We were on the trail by 1015pm and saw a porcupine soon after" - Kevin, Jul 2, 2017
"Took the dollar lake route from Henry's Fork trailhead. Hiked to Dollar lake the first day and summited Gilbert Peak, the second day went to King's peak with 4 other people. Feet were sore (I wear the minimalist shoes with very thin soles) after the second day. Third day packed out from Dollar lake. Group ranged in ages from 14-45 and we were all able to do it...some easier than others. " - boonebolinder, Aug 12, 2016
"A death march after the previous week. 34+ miles. Summit in 6 hrs from car park with hail 5 minutes after leaving. 7.5 hrs down due to different descent and painful feet near the end. Never pulled out head lamp though." - alexjoseph, Jul 31, 2014

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