Kings Peak - Utah Highpoint

Roosevelt, Utah

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Highpoint rank by height: 7th. Kings Peak makes for a really enjoyable multi-day backpacking trip. Don't cheat yourself out of a positive experience by running up to the summit and back to your car in a single day. Ouch!
Highpoint Adventures: The Complete Guide to the 50 State Highpoints

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Highpoint Adventures: The Complete Guide to the 50 State Highpoints

by Charlie & Diane Winger (Colorado Mountain Club Press)

Highpoint rank by height: 7th. Kings Peak makes for a really enjoyable multi-day backpacking trip. Don't cheat yourself out of a positive experience by running up to the summit and back to your car in a single day. Ouch!

© 2002 Charlie & Diane Winger/Colorado Mountain Club Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Backpacking, Hiking
Nearby City: Roosevelt
Distance: 28
Elevation Gain: 5,310 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate to Difficult
Duration: 14 to 20 hours
Trailhead Elevation: 9,440 feet
Top Elevation: 13,528 feet
Local Contacts: High Uinta Wilderness Area
Local Maps: USGS Gilbert Peak NE, Bridger Lake, Kings Peak, Mount Powell
Driving Directions: Directions to Kings Peak - Utah Highpoint

Recent Trail Reviews

8/22/2009
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Ran to the summit and back in 7 hours. Don't cheat yourself out of a wonderful experience by being slow, out of shape, and unable to get back to your family to get chores done after this wonderful run. Ouch! If you can't tell, I regard the Wingers' editorializing to be pathetic. It would be tolerable if they were competent, but they have given bad instructions to the trailhead, and also mislabeled one of the photos in the book as being of Gunsight Pass when it is not (it is actually a very dangerous pass that the FS does not want people to use). Use one of the other guides on Trails.com; this one is a loser. As for the hike, it is grand, but the traverse from Gunsight to Anderson is NASTY, with lots of loose rock and a couple of Class 3 moves. If you want a nice stroll, stay on the trails.



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