Blodgett Peak

HARD 168 reviews
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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

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Wanted to climb up the mountain, but at some point after the waterfall, we must've taken a wrong turn as we were climbing very steep loose right rocks. Eventually turned around. (That was before i had this app and read reviews!) Otherwise great trail with thick trees and cover.

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Mt. Blodgett is a taste of true Colorado hiking. The trail head is located in the heart of the of the Mountain Shadows neighborhood with an already spectacular view of the city. The parking is relatively limited with a rough estimation of about 10-12 parking spots excluding availability to park on the road beside it. This being said, it is wise to begin your trip early in the morning.
The beginning of the trail has the appearance of a relatively moderate trafficked wide spanning dirt road but quickly turns into a steep incline that increases in height with each step. The primary reason I would rate Mt. Blodgett as a "hard" trail is primarily due to the vast amounts of loose sediment and gravel piled up on steep hillsides making it particularly slick and at points like walking on marbles. Its is important that you pay close attention to the path or you may find your self fighting up a hill side with no recollection of were you are in accordance to the trail. It's is unlikely you will get lost seeing as how the city is to the East of you and the peak of the mountain is to your West. How ever you will have a much better time if you know we're you are.
Mt. Blodgett is by no means an easy trail and preparation should be taken seriously. There are deceptively dangerous areas on your way up, and down that should be monitored closely, but the view is spectacular.
So do some stretches grab a hiking stick and start thumpin'!

Good hiking!

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