Blodgett Peak (9,429′), Front Range
Blodgett Peak is located in Blodgett Peak Open Space along the Rampart Range of the Rocky Mountains. The peak has a small summit that provides unobstructed views in all directions, rising from the eastern edge of the Rockies. The trailhead is situated close to the U.S. Air Force Academy, north of Colorado Springs.
While in the area, Mt Rosa, Almagre Mountain, and Mt Herman are also great hiking options.
- Trailhead: Blodgett Peak Trail
- Round trip: 7 miles / 11.3 km
- Elevation: 7,158′ – 9,429′ / 2,182 m – 2,874 m
- County: El Paso
- Agency: U.S. Forest Service
- Nat’l Forest: Pike
GPS Route with Elevation
The Blodgett Peak trailhead begins in the Blodgett Peak Open Space. Heading out from the parking lot the easiest path to navigate is the closed road, which leads to the water tower.
Take the social trail below the water tower to continue to the peak. The trail will wind into a canyon and begin gaining elevation more quickly. Loose scree and a steep route define this section of the trail.
The social trail leads through the Waldo Canyon wildfire scar, where there is less scree and better footing. Once on the ridge, head to the right (east) to reach the summit. There is a short boulder field scramble to the small summit.