Kings Peak Trail

Evanston, Utah 84010

Kings Peak Trail

Kings Peak Trail Professional Review and Guide

"As you probably know, Kings Peak is the highest point in Utah, and as you might imagine, this hike is a very popular one. According to Forest Service estimates the Henrys Fork Basin receives about 5,000 visitors annually. Many come for the express purpose of climbing Utah’s highest mountain, but many more come just to enjoy the abundant scenic beauty of the area and perhaps do a little fishing in the basin’s half dozen lakes.

Late summer is the most popular time to visit Henrys Fork, but some visitors also enjoy cross country skiing in the basin in the winter months. Henrys Fork Trailhead is one of the few trailheads on the north slope of the High Uintas that is accessible all year round. Although the climb to the top of Kings Peak is very strenuous it is not technically difficult, and about the only requisite for the trip is good physical condition."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
5,080 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
23 hours
Midsummer through mid-fall
9,430 feet
Trailhead Elevation
13,528 feet
Top Elevation
Evanston Ranger District, Wasatch-Cache National Forest, High Uintas Wilderness Area
Local Contacts
Gilbert Peak (USGS), Brdger Lake (USGS), Mount Powell (USGS), and Kings Peak (USGS)
Local Maps