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Blodgett Peak is a 3.4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Colorado Springs, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 3.4 mi Elevation gain 2,145 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Hiking

Nature trips

Snowshoeing

Bird watching

Running

Forest

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Rocky

Scramble

Washed out

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Blodgett Peak Trail is a taste of true Colorado open space with great views. The trail is located within Blodgett Peak Open Space, which is part of the greater Pike National Forest. The trailhead is located off of West Woodmen Road in the heart of the of the Mountain Shadows neighborhood with an already spectacular view of the black forest and the air force academy below. The beginning of the trail has the appearance of a relatively moderate trafficked wide spanning dirt road but quickly turns into steep inclines that increase in height with each step. The open space is home to a variety of plant and animal species. You will see plenty of Douglas Fir, scrub oak, and ponderosa pine on the way up to the summit. If you are lucky, you may even see a peregrine falcon, an endangered species that has made the area home. Once at the top, Blodgett Peak summit offers incredible views of Colorado Springs below. This is a challenging hike due to the vast amounts of loose gravel piled up on steep hillsides making it particularly slick and at points. Its is important that you pay close attention to the main route as it is easy to veer off path. It is best to arrive at the trailhead early, as the parking lot has a limited amount of parking spots, excluding availability to park on the road beside it.

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Gata Dickson
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HikingBugsRockyScramble

Fun hike with rewarding views at the top! But definitely a challenge, especially downhill. It’s gravel and soft dirt and sooo slippery. We had to crab walk down several sections to avoid slipping. Also, the trail is not well marked. Follow the orange dots once you start hiking up the gulley or keep to the AllTrials map. We had to refer back to it several times. Summit has an incredible view of the valley! Quiet a few gnat-like bugs at the top though.

Shelby Jarvis
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HikingBugsRockyScramble
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Drake Oversen
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Hiking

The reviews are absolutely spot on but somehow I still underestimated it lol I wore a 20lb pack and did this in the middle of the afternoon on a 96 degree day SOME people would tell you NOT to do that and I am now one of those people The peak has a view that is 100% worth it just be prepared to do a lot of side stepping coming down. Today is 7/10/2020 and I saw a ton of butterflies all over the trail and especially at the summit. :)

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Dillon hoock
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Sharlene Lowry
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HikingBugsNo shadeRockyScramble

Great!! Trail! Hard!! I loved it. Having the map made it a lot easier to keep on the trail once you start scrambling and climbing over boulders.

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Jennifer Weimer
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Courtney De Paulo
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HikingRockyScramble

A fun, adventurous hike. Take the hummingbird trail to connect as it dead ends a mile up. Views are amazing from the top. 1/3 of the trail is steep and has loose scree. be prepared to use hands. Follow orange markers. Great leg workout.

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Maria Miller
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RockyScramble

Great views at the top of Pikes Peak, Colorado Springs, the Airforce Academy and Rampart Reservoir. The hike is all uphill, no switchbacks. So going back down is as difficult as going up. It's also very easy to get off trail.

Danielle Chavez
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HikingOver grownScramble

diffixult hike for sure but worth the view!! lots of scrambling, theres a lot of loose rock that makes it hard to go up and down (slid on my butt a bit). but the view at the top is amazing and theres a cool geocache at the peak where people have written in it!

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Amanda B.
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Zach Benko
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RockyScramble

Beautiful view from the top. Difficult trail, and definitely recommend hiking shoes.

A S.
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Hiking

I hit this peak a couple times per year. This trail is in very rough shape at treeline and could easily wreck your ankle on scree if you’re trying to go out with low top shoes. Highly recommend full boots and even poles if you’re on the novice side with your footwork. You can see all the way to the collegiates up there, and the view of Pikes is second to none.

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