Kings Peak

Mountain View, Utah

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The numerous lakes here are great for fishing and camping, and the area is heavily used. At Anderson Pass you leave the trail and begin the climb to the highest point in the state at 13,528 feet. The summit of Kings Peak offers great views of Garfield Basin to the west and Painter Basin to the east. For those with energy to spare, continue southward to South Kings Peak to bag another 13,000-foot peak.
100 Hikes in Utah

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100 Hikes in Utah

by Steve Mann & Rhett Olson (The Mountaineers Books)

The numerous lakes here are great for fishing and camping, and the area is heavily used. At Anderson Pass you leave the trail and begin the climb to the highest point in the state at 13,528 feet. The summit of Kings Peak offers great views of Garfield Basin to the west and Painter Basin to the east. For those with energy to spare, continue southward to South Kings Peak to bag another 13,000-foot peak.

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Activity Type: Backpacking, Hiking
Nearby City: Mountain View
Distance: 28
Elevation Gain: 5,680 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: 2 to 4 days
Season: Late July to early October
Local Contacts: Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Mountain View Ranger District
Local Maps: USGS Gilbert Peak NE, Bridger Lake, Mount Powell, Kings Peak; Trails Illustrated High Uintas Wilderness
Driving Directions: Directions to Kings Peak

Recent Trail Reviews

9/9/2007
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We did a 4-day trip- took our sweet time... it was awesome! Tons of streams for water, lots of cool campsites just off the trail. It's pretty long but mellow 28mi. excluding the boulder crawl up to the summit. The walk out on the last day seemed the longest and most tiring somehow! If your considering it- do it, you'll be stoked.


8/24/2006
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The trail isn't to challenging but it does seem very long to get to dollar lake and also the return trip home. The climb to the top of Kings Peak from Dollar Lake is quiet challenging and be sure to leave yourself plenty of time. All in all it is a great hike with great scenary.


8/29/2002
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The High Uinta Wildrness is an amazing area. Lakes everywhere, and trails that meander along stream banks and along ridgelines. Kings Peak is the center piece of the entire area. The trail from Henry's Fork see an abundance of traffic, and when we arrived there were more than 50 cars parked there. Despite the crowds solitude can be found by avoiding the high use areas (i.e. Dollar Lake). The hike to the top of Kings is a boulder hop below a ridgeline. I would strongly suggest sturdy soled shoes, and following the use trail that avoids Painter Basin.



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