The 13th largest state in the US, Utah covers an area of 84,916 square miles. Kings Peak with an elevation of 13,528 feet, is the highest point in Utah. Beaver Dam Wash, located in the southwestern part of the state, is the lowest point in the state lying at 2,350 feet. The Uinta Mountains have peaks that rise beyond 13,000 feet, and they are 24 peaks. The land formation in Utah is divided into three types of physiographic regions: the great basin, the Colorado Plateau, and the Rocky Mountain.The state of Utah is the second driest state in the US, and the following are the highest peak in the state.
Kings Peak, The Highest Peak In Utah
Kings Peak (13,534feet) is within the Uinta mountain ranges, and it is located in the southern part of the ranges, in the Ashley National Forest. The Peak is about 79 miles (127km) in the east of the Salt Lake City and approximately 45miles (72km) in the northern part of the Duchesne town. Hiking to the peak follows three routes, hiking up the north ridge, scramble the eastern slope, and the easiest one through the southern slope which requires 29-mile round trip. According to Forest Service the Fork basin receive approximately 5,000 visitors every year wishing to climb the highest peak in Utah, but the majority comes to enjoy the scenic beauty of the region.
Second among the highest peaks in Utah is Mount Peale. Mount Peale is within the La Sal Mountains of San Juan County to the southern part of the Utah. They also form the highest point outside of the Uinta mountain ranges. The peak was named in 1875 after Albert Peale, a mineralogist of Hayden Survey. It is the highest point in the Las Sal National Forest rising to 12,726 feet. The Las Sal Mountains lies on the Colorado Plateau which is mostly arid and next to the famous Canyonlands National Park and Arches National Park. Mount Peale peak can be accessed from different directions, and it is a major tourist attraction for the hikers and sightseeing enthusiasts.
Mount Waas is one of the most challenging mountains to climb in any of the La Sal Mountain Peaks because there are no technical routes, and there are numerous large and loose talus and boulders. The peak rises to 12,316 feet
Ranking fourth among the highest peaks in Utah is the Delano Peak. Delano Peak is within the Tushar Mountains and has a height of 12,174 feet. The Tushar mountain range forms the third highest range in the whole state of Utah after the Uinta and La Sal ranges. However, the Delano Peak the 32nd highest peak in the State of Utah. Delano Peak was named after Colombus Delano who was the secretary of the interior, and it is located in the Fishlake National Forest.
Ibapah Peak in within the deep creek mountains in the Great Basin and it is located in the western wet of the Toole County. The peak reaches a height of 12092 feet. Within the range are a source of many streams and a wide variety of flora and fauna. The common trees include the coniferous forest
The state of Utah is mostly mountainous with numerous peaks which include Bald Mountain (11,948 ft), Mount Nebo (11,933 ft), South Mountain (11,822 ft), Mount Timpanogos (11,752 ft) among others.
Highest Peaks In Utah
|Rank||Mountain peak||Mountain range||Elevation|
|1||Kings Peak||Uinta Mountains||13,534 ft|
|2||Mount Peale||La Sal Mountains||12,726 ft|
|3||Mount Waas||La Sal Mountains||12,316 ft|
|4||Delano Peak||Tushar Mountains||12,174 ft|
|5||Ibapah Peak||Deep Creek Range||12,092 ft|
|6||Bald Mountain||Uinta Range||11,948 ft|
|7||Mount Nebo||Wasatch Range||11,933 ft|
|8||South Mountain||La Sal Mountains||11,822 ft|
|9||Mount Timpanogos||Wasatch Range||11,752 ft|
|10||Fish Lake Hightop||Fish Lake Plateau||11,639 ft|
|11||Mount Marvine||Fish Lake Plateau||11,604 ft|
|12||Mount Hilgard||Fish Lake Plateau||11,538 ft|
|13||Mount Ellen Peak||Henry Mountains||11,527 ft|
|14||Twin Peaks||Wasatch Range||11,494 ft|
|15||Mount Pennell||Henry Mountains||11,413 ft|
|16||Abajo Peak||Abajo Mountains||11,362 ft|
|17||Bluebell Knoll||Aquarius Plateau||11,346 ft|
|18||Circleville Mountain||Tushar Mountains||11,336 ft|
|19||Brian Head||Markagunt Plateau||11,312 ft|
|20||Thousand Lake Mountain||Fish Lake Plateau||11,300 ft|