Kit Carson Peak and Columbia Point
Climb these two peaks that commemorate American explorers of the past and present. This is a demanding two-day trip, the hardest outing in this guide. The three summits of this massif honor American explorers of the past and present. The center peak honors the 19th century western explorer Kit Carson. The west peak is named for the space shuttle Challenger, which exploded in 1986. And in 2003, the east summit, formerly called Obstruction Peak, was renamed for the space shuttle Columbia, after its fatal mission of that year.
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Trail Statistics & Information
|Elevation Gain||7,625 ft|
|Skill Level||Most Difficult|
|Season||Early July to late September|
|Trailhead Elevation||8,720 ft|
|Top Elevation||14,165 ft|
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