Photos of Willow Lakes and Willow Creek Lakes via Willow Lake Trail and Challenger Peak Route

Distance: 11.6 miles Elevation Gain: 3,549 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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1 month ago

The hike to Willow lake is awesome. Stream crossings, views of water falls. The hike up Challenger is not good. The steep 2000 feet in a little over a mile is not happy If you make it up Challenger though, push to Kit Carson, the standard route. The gully up Kit is way better than Challenger, and you do not want to have to do it again.

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