• Activities:

    Photography, Hiking

  • Skill Level:

    Intermediate

  • Season:

    Spring, Summer, Autumn

  • Trail Type:

    Out-and-Back

  • RT Distance:

    4.5 Miles

  • Elevation Gain:

    2325 Feet

Scenic

Fun, challenging day adventure. Nothing technical, just a bit of ol' fashioned effort will get you to the top.

Getting There

Google Maps + "Blodgett Peak Open Space"= Easy Peasy. The parking lot only accommodates 11 cars with a one of those reserved for handicap.  A port-a-potty is the only facility available at the trail head, so plan accordingly.

The Hike

Starting out at about 7,000 feet the first mile is along a wide path, dirt road. However, starting at around 1.25 miles the trail steepens and the climb begins up the last mile and remaining 1,500 feet of elevation gain. The trail forks multiple times, but for the most part, all end up at the peak. One exception to this (I found out the hard way), follow the trail aiming to the saddle just south of the peak. If you follow the path attacking the peak directly you will find yourself in a boulder field that is much more difficult than taking the "official" trail 100 yards to your west.

The Reward

Topping out at 9,426 feet, Blodgett Peak offers a bit of thin air and amazing views of the Front Range and the sprawling plains. The Academy is just below you to your Northeast, Pikes Peak to your Southwest, and Rampart Reservoir to your Northwest. 

Pack List

  • Water
  • Snacks
  • Jacket
  • First-Aid kit
  • Camera
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking boots (good tread will be very helpful for the descent)
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