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Kings Peak - High Point of Utah

A beautiful 2 day climb in the High Uintas Wilderness to reach the ceiling of Utah
Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Strenuous
Length: 23.3 miles
Duration: Multiple days
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Overview :  This 13,528 ft peak towers above 3 distinct valleys of open alpine meadows and lakes. In this guide you will ascend via the Henry's... more »

Tips:  Henry's Fork Trailhead Directions (These can be tricky - use my track as a destination):
From I-80 drive south on State Route 414 for ... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Henry's Fork Trailhead

No permits or fees to park here. Get ready for a beautiful hike up a valley. And yes, people do use lamas as pack animals in this area. These two were tied up near the trailhead.

2. Leaving the Forrest Behind

From here on out you'll have sweeping views of the valley you are ascending.

3. Dollar Lake Camp Spot

Some Views from this popular lake. We set up camp here for the night and then ascended up Gunsight Pass in the morning.

4. View Towards Gunsight Pass

You'll be climbing up the steep snow covered scree slope to the col on the left side of the photo (to climbers left).

5. Gunsight Pass

You've reached the top of the col. Head around West Gunsight Peak and then up the summit ridge to the top of Kings Peak. You can also get a view to the Southeast into another valley.

6. Views Back

This is a col between West Gunsight and Kings Peak where you can look back at the valley you climbed up. The other photo is the rocky scree slope you'll need to climb to ascend Kings Peak.

7. Top of Utah

At 13,528 you are standing at the top of Utah. From the top you'll have great views of the different valleys surrounding the peak. Each one is beautiful and slightly different than each other.