Elevation

14,081 ft / 4,292 m

Prominence

301 ft / 92 m

Summits

29 summits

Top climbing months

July   36%

August   26%

September  20%

Most climbed route

traverse from Kit Carson

Highlights

  • Challenger Point is a Colorado 14er in the Sangre de Cristo range.
  • The summit is a subpeak on the northwest shoulder of Kit Carson Mountain.
  • It was named in memory of the seven astronauts who died when the Space Shuttle Challenger disintegrated shortly after liftoff on January 28, 1986.
"Thanks to a problem bear ar Willow Lake, this was the 2nd time climbing up Challenger as a day hike, but the first time summiting Kit Carson after! Left at 3 AM, summited Challenger at 9:30, summited KC at 10:30, and was heading back off Challenger at 11:16. Took my time getting back to the car after that!" - LGH-Dan, Jul 1, 2018
"Hiked to lakes the previous night and camped. Start: 5:00am Challenger Summit: 7:20am Kit Carson Summit: 8:12 Sleet on Kit Carson descent, Challenger covered in clouds on descent. Great climb! 10th CO 14er." - Globetrotter87, Aug 15, 2011

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