Kings Peak

Mountain View, Utah 84087

Kings Peak

Kings Peak Professional Review and Guide

"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."

Kings Peak Reviews

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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.
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.
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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Trail Information

Mountain View
Nearby City
5,680 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
2 to 4 days
Late July to early October
Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Mountain View Ranger District
Local Contacts
USGS Gilbert Peak NE, Bridger Lake, Mount Powell, Kings Peak; Trails Illustrated High Uintas Wilderness
Local Maps

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Jul 2018