Although we’ve been dreaming of summer here at North End, I keep thinking back to the beautiful autumn we had. Especially our trip to the Bitterroot Valley. The day we visited Blodgett Canyon, the sun was out and the views were spectacular!
Turning at Blodgett Camp Road, we took a left onto 735 Canyon Creek. 736 Blodgett Creek takes you to a campground and Blodgett Trailhead (another trip perhaps!). Canyon Creek offers spectacular views of the city below and we found a rock out cropping to have our lunch in the sunshine.
Reading about the Blodgett Overlook trailhead it says that the trail is moderate and at mile 3 you encounter a beautiful view of the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness (once again, another trip!). Blodgett Canyon, named after a local area settler (Joseph Blodgett), was created by ice age glaciers which created steeply carved granite features.
This is a quick roadtrip for fantastic views, a moderate hike to spectacular over looks or if you rock climb, the South Face of Flathead Buttress, is known as one of the best in the area.
Although we didn’t make the hike, the drive was still special and the views of the Bitterroot Valley were worth the trip up the mountain!