Kit Carson Mountain and Challenger Point
A challenging scramble up two of Colorado’s 14,000-foot peaks. Like Crestone Needle and Crestone Peak, this is not a straightforward hike. It is a hard but nontechnical route climbing one of Colorado’s hardest 14,000-foot mountains. It involves some scrambling (hand and foot climbing) up a route on steep rock that could be covered with snow and ice. Wearing a helmet is advisable, and the use of an ice ax may also be required during the spring and early summer months. It also requires some route-finding skills and is surrounded by technical terrain. Only those who are comfortable on steep rock and willing to turn back if conditions are less than ideal should attempt it.
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Trail Statistics & Information
|Elevation Gain||2,500 ft|
|Duration||Out-and-back day hike from camp near Willow Lake|
|Season||Best July to October|
|Trailhead Elevation||11,500 ft|
|Top Elevation||14,165 ft|
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