The 167-acre open space parcel offers a beautiful mountain setting for people to walk along existing roads and new trails. It has active streams, transitions from Ponderosa to Douglas fir, and is home to the peregrine falcon. The open space is next to Blodgett Peak itself and to Pike National Forest. The area adjacent to the open space is a sensitive wildlife preservation area and is not accessible.
This parcel was once part of Blodgett Ranch. It boasts a number of geological rock features, showing rock sedimentation, including Manitou Limestone, Fountain Formation and Pierre Shale. The Rampart Range fault separates the sedimentary bedrock from the granite.
Take I-25 north to the Woodmen Road exist. Exit west. At the first traffic light, turn north onto Woodmen Road and continue for approximately five miles. The Blodgett Peak Open Space Trailhead is on the west side of the road. The open space has a new trailhead with a restroom that was partially funded by the Trails and Open Space Coalition, There area has 3+miles of trails.
Click here to view Blodgett Peak Open Space calendar.
167 Acres, There are a number of social trails in the lower protion of the peak.
Group(s) Maintaining property
A new Friends Group has formed committed to improving trails in this once-orphaned openspace. They held several work days this past summer and will offer more volunteer opportunities during Summer 2012. Led by Janet Voss, check the calendar for work days.
Volunteers committed to preserving and maintaining this popular open space.
Watch the calendar for work days.