Toilet Bowls and Landslide Shortcuts on Kings Peak

The official and most popular route for Kings Peak is from Henry Fork to Dollar Lake up Kings Peak takes you up Gunsight Pass down into the Painters Basin and then back up to Anderson Pass on to the summit. This is longer and involves signicant elevation loss. However a lot of people take the “landslide shortcut” which is no a fairly worn trail which cuts across about halfway down from Gunsight. Hardcore folks try to cut directly across from Gunsight to Anderson but that route is fairly treacherous. The Deseret News has this analysis of the shortcut. Even more hardcore is avoiding Gunsight together via the “Toilet Bowl” to Anderson Pass Here’s a map. Here’s the discussion over the years on the forum.

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