Blodgett Peak

HARD 198 reviews
#11 of 128 trails in

Blodgett Peak is a 3.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Colorado Springs, Colorado and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and snowshoeing and is best used from May until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2345 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

hiking
1 hour ago

This is a difficult hike with steep inclines and loose gravel; this is not a trail for beginners and should be attempted only during daylight hours. The trail begins in an arid ecosystem with short broadleaf trees then moves into a pine forest the higher you climb. Towards the top the pine forest gives way to the remains of a wildfire that looks to be a few years old. Once at the top you are given great views of Colorado Springs, Monument, and the USAFA. Trail 360 on YouTube

hiking
2 days ago

Fun and fast. Great trail.

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12 days ago

hiking
15 days ago

great hike if you're looking for a challenge! lots of rocky areas to climb but super fun and well worth the view when you reach the top! make sure you plan enough time to get through it before it gets dark, or make sure to bring headlamps.

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16 days ago

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hiking
29 days ago

Trail is pretty damaged in places and multiple community trails make it a bit confusing, but a beautiful area with great views of the city and lots of wild flowers.

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29 days ago

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1 month ago

Awesome experience if you dig difficult terrain! i definatly suggest using a mapping app here though, it is very easy to find yourself zoned out in the wrong direction

hiking
1 month ago

Great workout with a plenty of mixed terrain to overcome. I would give it a higher rating but there just isn't enough signage to keep you on track. I simply decided to follow the "creek" up to the Boulder field. There are a few blazes and cairns in the Boulder field to keep you headed in the right direction up to a rocky couloir, I guess you could call it and up to the top. I wouldn't recommend small kids or those with stability problems to do this hike due to the boulders and loose gravel on the way down.

1 month ago

Very gravelly, lots of slipping!

1 month ago