with an elevation of 13528 ft (4123.3 m). It lies just south of the spine of the central Uinta Mountains, in the Ashley National Forest in northeastern Utah, in north-central Duchesne County. It is also located in the High Uintas Wilderness. The peak is approximately 79 mi (127.1 km) due east of central Salt Lake City, and 45 mi (72.4 km) due north of the town of Duchesne.
There are three popular routes to the summit; a scramble up the east slope, a hike up the northern ridge, and a long but relatively easy hike up the southern slope. The peak was named for Clarence King, a surveyor in the area and the first director of the United States Geological Survey.