Utah’s highest peak has drawn many hikers to it’s challenge and beauty. This 50-miler out and back hike will have you weaving through forests, along crystal clear rivers, and through expansive glacial valleys, all on your way to the rock-scramble to reach the peak. Get ready to see the brightest night sky you’ve ever laid eyes on while camping under the stars.




Trek into the high Uinta Wilderness for a five day adventure to Utah’s highest point. This out and back hike has drawn many to it’s epic views and solitary beauty.

We meet in Salt Lake, and catch an early morning caravan to the trial head. Without skipping a beat, we’re on the trail and covering nine miles while S turning gradually upwards through a forest. Suddenly, we break out of the trees into an epic and incredibly picturesque glacial valley

We set up our Basecamp, on the Dollar Lake shore. Here, we’ll store our packs, set up our kitchen area, and be able to explore the valley’s streams and wildlife. We take a day for day hiking and altitude acclamation before turning our sights to the summit.

We push to the top of King’s Peak, a 12 mile journey. We’ll make it to Gunsight Pass for lunch before we attack the mountain’s steeper grade and boulder scrambles to the ridges and finally the summit.

Take in the sky, while you live in this singular valley. The sunrises, sunsets, and night sky are hard to beat! You’ll return home the way you came and come home, just a few days later, with incredible stories and memories.


4 Days

Start/ End Location

Salt Lake City, Utah (SLC)

2019 Dates

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  • Entering grades 6-12 in 2019

  • Groups limited to 12 Basecampers

Challenge Level

6 (1-10, 1 is easiest)

Included In Trip Fee

  • Meals

  • Group Gear

  • Accommodations

  • Activities

Not Included In Trip Fee

  • Personal Gear & Clothing (see what to pack)

  • Airfare/ Transportation to and from trip start & end

  • Trip Insurance (recommended)

Each day seemed better than the last!
I met a lot of new funny people who I made great friends with. I will definitely be coming back next year for the 2019 summer.
— Dachelie (2018 camper)