Blodgett Canyon, Bitterroot National Forest, Montana

By RON LIZZI - GoOutsideBook.com

 

 

Here are six photos from my hike in Blodgett Canyon in Montana's Bitterroot National Forest. I hiked the first three miles of the 12.5-mile Blodgett Creek Trail #19, which begins here.

 

This trail is an excellent example of one that shouldn't be overlooked just because it might be too long for a day hike. There's obviously no requirement that a trail be hiked from beginning to end, and this one certainly provides great rewards to the day hiker.

 

The canyon, which could be described as a distant cousin to the much grander Yosemite Valley, features granite cliffs that rise up to 2,000 feet above the creek.

 

 

Drip Buttress and the Prow

 

Drip Buttress (left) and the Prow (right)

 

 

 

Drip Buttress and the Prow

 

Drip Buttress (center left) and the Prow (center right)

 

 

 

Flathead Buttress, Shoshone Spire, and Nez Perce Spire

 

Flathead Buttress (left), Shoshone Spire (center) and Nez Perce Spire (right)

 

 

 

Nez Perce Spire

 

Nez Perce Spire

 

 

 

Nez Perce Spire

 

Nez Perce Spire

 

 

 

Flathead Buttress and Nez Perce Spire

 

Flathead Buttress (left) and Nez Perce Spire (center)