Blodgett Peak Open Space is located in the northwest part of Colorado Springs. The area is named after Blodgett Peak which towers above, although the mountain itself is located within Peak National Forest. A network of various trails of easy to medium difficulty, nice views and the proximity to town makes this a great place for a short hike anytime.
The 167 acres of Blodgett Peak Open Space is vegetated mostly by Douglas fir, Ponderosa pine and scrub oak. The area gradually slopes up from east to west, towards the hills. The south side of the Open Space has been damaged during the Waldo Fire in 2012 and has undergone restoration efforts.
A wide, 0.9 mile long gravel road from the trailhead parking to a water tank up the hill is located at the center of the open space.
Distance: Different combinations of loops of various length available.
Directions: Take the Woodmen exist from I-25. Drive west on Woodmen for 2.8 miles then turn left on Orchard Valley Road. After one mile turn right back on Woodmen. The trailhead parking will be on your left after 0.8 miles.
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