- For the mountain in Idaho, see Kings Peak (Idaho).
is the highest peak
in the U.S.
state of Utah
. It lies just south of the spine of the central Uinta Mountains
, in the Ashley National Forest
in northeastern Utah, in north-central Duchesne County
. It is also located in the High Uintas Wilderness
. The peak is approximately due east of central Salt Lake City
, and due north of the town of Duchesne
There are three popular routes to the mountain top; a scramble up the east slope, a hike up the northern ridge, and a long but relatively easy hike up the southern slope. The peak was named for Clarence King, a surveyor in the area.
- Michael R. Kelsey, Utah Mountaineering Guide (Kelsey Publishing, 1983) pp. 94-95