Elevation

14,081 ft / 4,291 m

Prominence

301 ft / 91 m

Summits

27 summits

Top climbing months

July   35%

August   25%

September  21%

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.
"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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