Henry's Fork via Anderson Pass

Henry's Fork via Anderson Pass

Page Type Page Type: Route
Location Lat/Lon: 40.76580°N / 110.3778°W
Additional Information Route Type: Hike ~ Scramble
Additional Information Time Required: One to two days
Additional Information Difficulty: Class 2
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See getting there (Henry's Fork trailhead)

Route Description

The trailhead elevation is approximately 9440’ with a summit elevation of 13,512. The total trail (contour slope) is 13± miles one-way, with 5652’ of elevation gain; this includes the loss elevation from Kings to South Kings. Remember you will need to regain this 400’ on the return trip.
The trail heads in a Southerly direction on a gradual rise. After about 2.9± miles and 430’ of elevation gain you will intersect with the Alligator lake trail that heads off to the right. Continue straight for another 2.4± miles and about 455’ of elevation gain you will come across a sign for the Elkhorn stream crossing to the left or the stream fording crossing straight. At this point turn left or East and cross via a log bridge. After crossing continue heading in a Southerly direction for another 2.4± miles and another 500’ of elevation gain. This should get you opposite Dollar Lake, this is a good spot to camp or continue on and setup camp closer to the peaks. Continue on the main trail for another 1.25 miles to a point where leaving the trail and heading south to Anderson Pass chute is feasible. Staying on the main trail will take you over Gunsight Pass, the typical route to King(s) Peak(s), Contour around the west side of Gunsight Pass Peak for another 1.5 miles to the base of the chute. If snow covered, crampon up and hit it up the throat, if rock, just pick your way up through the scree, watch for rocks slides. The chute gains about 1,000’ of elevation in 0.25 of a mile. After reaching Anderson Pass start the scramble to Kings Peak, after one mile and tagging Kings Peak start the down climbing to the saddle between Kings and South Kings. The distance from Kings to South Kings is about 0.8 of a mile with 400’ of elevation loss and than gain.

The trip can be accomplish in a one long day outing, but is usually done in two to three days.

Essential Gear

Summer - Typical summer camping gear, be aware that the Uintas can receive snow at almost any time of the year.

Winter - Skis, crampons and ice axe for the Anderson Pass chute.

Miscellaneous Info

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