Take A Hike To A Montana Overlook That’s Like A Miniature Grand Canyon
There are hikes, and then there are unforgettable experiences. Hitting the trails in Montana usually means a little bit of both. The Blodgett Canyon Overlook Trail is an easy, beautiful trek you can take with the entire family. The path leads you to an overlook so stunning, where you’ll feel like you’re at Montana’s Grand Canyon.
The Blodgett Canyon Overlook Trail is a 2.8-mile nature walk you'll find near the little city of Hamilton.
Despite its inclines, it's considered an easy, family-friendly hike.
The trail begins 100 feet up the Canyon Creek Trail and takes you on a slow, steady climb through the woods.
Because it's so well-known, you'll probably encounter other hikers here. You might even enjoy the company of a few dogs, as they are welcome here as well.
The trail is extremely well-maintained, and you'll notice places to stop and take in the views along the way.
And since the scenery is stunning, we highly recommend that you do just that.
Eventually, you'll reach the top of the trail, which leads to sweeping views of the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness.
This is canyon hiking at its finest.
The Blodgett Canyon is one of more than two dozen scenic canyons carved into the eastern flank of the Bitterroot Range.
After running northeast for about a mile, it turns east and descends for a total of about 12 miles to the Bitterroot Valley. The canyons here were carved out by ice age glaciers, which left behind U-shaped valleys, steeply carved granite mountains, cliffs, and cirques.
This is an out-and-back trail, meaning you'll eventually head back the way you came.
And, while you won't mind getting lost in these woods for a while, you'll have an easy time doing just that.
Have you ever been to Blodgett Canyon?
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Blodgett Canyon, Montana 59840, USA