Blodgett Canyon Overlook

Missoula, Montana

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New trail with interpretive stations. This trail was constructed after the dramatic Bitterroot fires of 2000. In addition to offering up the best possible view of fabulous Blodgett Canyon, it also gives you a good education on the dynamics of forest fires. The Forest Service has put up six interpretive stations keyed to a free brochure you can pick up at the trailhead. The brochure tells about the different types of forest fires, the impacts on plants and wildlife, and how people can help reduce the impact of fires. Along the trail you can clearly see how nature is reclaiming the landscape after the fire came through. The Blodgett Canyon Overlook trail gradually switchbacks up from the Canyon Lake Trailhead to the ridge overlooking Blodgett Canyon, the next valley to the north.
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Hiking Montana

by Bill Schneider & Russ Schneider (Falcon Guides)

New trail with interpretive stations. This trail was constructed after the dramatic Bitterroot fires of 2000. In addition to offering up the best possible view of fabulous Blodgett Canyon, it also gives you a good education on the dynamics of forest fires. The Forest Service has put up six interpretive stations keyed to a free brochure you can pick up at the trailhead. The brochure tells about the different types of forest fires, the impacts on plants and wildlife, and how people can help reduce the impact of fires. Along the trail you can clearly see how nature is reclaiming the landscape after the fire came through. The Blodgett Canyon Overlook trail gradually switchbacks up from the Canyon Lake Trailhead to the ridge overlooking Blodgett Canyon, the next valley to the north.

©  Bill Schneider & Russ Schneider/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Missoula
Distance: 3
Elevation Gain: 1,100 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: Day hike
Trailhead Elevation: 5,000 feet
Top Elevation: 6,100 feet
Local Contacts: Bitterroot National Forest, Darby Ranger Station
Local Maps: USGS Printz Ridge; Selway - Bitterroot Wilderness Map
Driving Directions: Directions to Blodgett Canyon Overlook

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