Utah is unique in that it has the average highest county highpoint elevation of all 50 states, with an average
highpoint elevation of 11,222 feet. This is surprising when you consider all of the 14,000+ peaks in Colorado
or even that Alaska has Denali, the highest point in all 50 states. (Colorado comes in second, Alaska a staggering sixth.)
Despite having the highest average county highpoint, most of the county highpoints in Utah are very accessible. Only two,
Kings and Gilbert Peaks, are generally backpacked. All others are day hikes, with quite a few of them being short day
hikes suitable for families. Hiking all county highpoints using the routes below adds up to be about 155 miles of hiking and just
shy of 50,000 ft. of elevation gain!
So, lace up your hiking books, pack up the car, and get to visiting many of the obscure corners of Utah that mostly
only county highpointers visit. The diversity of Utah peaks is immense, from high summits above treeline, some small knolls
that are barely higher than the surrounding plateau. There is much to see and do. Below is a complete guide to
all of the county highpoints.