Duchesne County - Kings Peak

Lonetree, Utah

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At 13,528 feet, Kings Peak is Duchesne County’s highest point. This summit covered with Volkswagen-size rocks is named for Clarence King, who surveyed the 40th parallel so precisely his work is rarely questioned to this day.
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by Tom Wharton & Paula Huff (Falcon Guides)

At 13,528 feet, Kings Peak is Duchesne County’s highest point. This summit covered with Volkswagen-size rocks is named for Clarence King, who surveyed the 40th parallel so precisely his work is rarely questioned to this day.

©  Tom Wharton & Paula Huff/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Lonetree
Distance: 28
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Difficult
Season: Best summer and fall
Local Contacts: Ashley National Forest
Local Maps: USGS Gilbert Peak NE, Mount Powell, Kings Peak
Driving Directions: Directions to Duchesne County - Kings Peak

Recent Trail Reviews

8/4/2007
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I can't believe I am the first to write a review on the highest peak in UT. This is my second time hiking this route, both were through the Henrys Fork Basin. The first time, I took the trail to the west which leads over to Bear Lake and then up to Henrys Fork Lake. At Henrys Fork Lake we established base camp for our ascent to the peak. The second time I stayed to the east and established base camp at Dollar Lake. These are both great places to camp. There is plenty of water for filtering and shade. If fishing is on your agenda, I would recommend camping close to the river. I have always found the fishing to be the best in the river and more spotty in the lakes. This hike can be done in a quick two days, but I would recommend scheduling four days for it. Four days will give you 48 hours to summit the peak, in case of inclimate weather. Start your approach to the summit in the early morning, just before sunrise. This will provide you enough time to hit the summit and start your descent before afternoon thunderstorms. The summit is incredible, on a clear day you can see the backside of the Wasatch Range. Have fun and good luck!



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