Photo by Brooke Barlow
|Best months for climbing:||Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep|
|Nearest major airport:||Salt Lake City, Utah|
|Convenient Center:||Mountain View, Wyoming, Kamas, Utah|
Kings Peak is the highest peak in Utah. It is located in the High Uintas Wilderness Area, roughly two hours east of Salt Lake City. The Uintas are the only major mountain range in the United States that run in an east - west direction. They feature several peaks over 4,000 meters. Kings Peak rises just south of the main Uintas crest. Despite its proximity to the city, Kings Peak is a very remote mountain, and solitude is easily obtained within the surrounding wilderness area. The mountain's west face is steep and craggy, and provides some difficult climbing routes. Otherwise the ascent of the mountain is an easy walk or scramble. All approaches to the mountain are relatively lengthy (Kings Peak is roughly twelve miles from the nearest road), and an ascent generally requires two days.