Utah's Highest County Peaks

Kings Peak, Utah's Highest
Photo ©David Rose
Many peak-baggers have climbed (or wish they could climb) the tallest peaks on each continent, or in each state...well, here's a relatively new goal idea undertaken by growing numbers of people: the highest peak or point in each county. Doing a person's home state is a challenging yet very doable goal because of the relative close proximity of the peaks to each other. Surprising as it might be, Utah has the highest average county peak height of all 50 states, even Alaska. Utah's average county peak height is about 11,222 feet. Colorado ranks second followed by Nevada and Wyoming (Alaska happens to be 6th in spite of Denali). Since some of Utah's 29 counties share a peak (on the county line), there are 26 different peaks to climb.

Map of all 26 peaks

The list below is for the highest peak. Some counties have higher points located on a slope.

Click on the camera icon (View Photo) to see photos of the peaks.

The Peaks

Kings Peak  View Photo
13,528 ft
Duchesne County
Gilbert Peak  View Photo
13.442 ft
Summit County
12.721 ft
San Juan County
12,331 ft
Grand County
Eccentric Peak
12,276 ft
Daggett & Uintah Counties
Delano Peak  View Photo
12.169 ft
Beaver & Piute Counties
Ibapah Peak  View Photo
12,087 ft
Juab County
Mount Nebo
11.928 ft
Utah County
Fish Lake Hightop  View Photo
11,633 ft
Sevier County
Mount Ellen  View Photo
11,522 ft
Garfield County
American Fork Twin Peaks
11,489 ft
Salt Lake County
Bluebell Knoll  View Photo
11,328 ft
Wayne County
Brian Head
11,307 ft
Iron County
South Tent Mountain
11,285 ft
Sanpete County
Deseret Peak  View Photo
11,031 ft
Tooele County
Mount Cardwell*
10,743 ft
Wasatch County
East Mountain
10,743 ft
Emery County
Monument Peak  View Photo
10,452 ft
Carbon County
Signal Peak  View Photo
10,365 ft
Washington County
Mine Camp Peak
10,222 ft
Millard County
10,027 ft
Kane County
Naomi Peak
9,979 ft
Cache County
Bull Mountain  View Photo
9,934 ft
Box Elder County
Willard Peak
9,763 ft
Weber County
Thurston Peak  View Photo
9,706 ft
Davis & Morgan Counties
9,255 ft
Rich County

* Wasatch County's highest point is 10,840 ft

** Kane County's highest point is 10,080 ft

 Recommended Books
High Uintas BackcountryHigh in Utah
Engagingly written two to three page descriptions of each hike including basic statistics, how to get to the trailhead, tips and precautions, directions on reaching the summit and a brief background on each peak. Times are estimated for both slow and quick hikers. The better of the two Utah county peak books in print.

Get it at Amazon.com

More books about Utah mountains

 Utah Mountains
Highest Peak in Each County
Great Western Trail
Uinta Mountains
Wasatch Range
Northern Utah Mountains
Central Southern Mountains
Isolated Ranges

Landform Map of Utah
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A Guide to Climbing the 13,000-Foot Peaks of the High Uintas