Kings Peak is the highest peak in Utah, with an elevation of 13,528 feet. It lies just south of the spine of the central Uinta Mountains in northeastern Utah, in north-central Duchesne County. It is also located in the High Uintas Wilderness. The peak is approximately 79 miles (127 km) due east of Salt Lake City and 45 miles (72 km) 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.