Outdoor Events in the Colorado Springs Area Starting Feb. 21 | Events calendars

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Hiking

Mueller State Park — 21045 Colorado 67 Division. Day pass $9 per vehicle; 719-687-2366.

• Outlook Ridge Loop, Friday 9:00 AM, Outlook Ridge trailhead.

• Osborn Homestead, Saturday 9 am, Black Bear Trailhead.

• Preacher’s Hollow, Saturday 11 am, Preacher’s Hollow trailhead.

• Winter Wonder Forest Swim Walk, Sunday 12:30-3:00 pm, Outlook Ridge Trailhead.

• Dark Sky Hike, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 28, Outlook Ridge trailhead.

COTREX – The official Colorado Trails app; trails.colorado.gov.

Rocky Mountain Trails — Information on more than 70 hikes; rockymountainhikingtrails.com.

Nature

Bear Creek Nature Center — 245 Bear Creek Road. Registration: 719-520-6387; communityservices.elpasoco.com/nature-centers.

• Nature Explorers: Green is Great, for ages 4-5, 10 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 2:30 p.m., March 17, $3.

• Children’s evening: Full Moon Celebration, 5:30 to 9 p.m. March 18, $15 to $20.

• Spring Break Camp: Colorado-Land, for grades 1-5, 9 am-3 pm, March 21-25, $140-$150.

• Little wonders: Snouts and sniffers, for 2-3 year olds with an adult, from 10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. and from 1 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. on March 30, $3.

Garden of the Gods Nature and Visitor Center — 1805 N. 30th St. Registration required.

• Ecology of fire, Tuesday from 1 to 2 p.m., $3; tinyurl.com/2w5zrrax.

• Indoor treasure hunt for children, ages 3 to 9 accompanied by an adult, Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m., $3; tinyurl.com/48ujmzcf.

• Petroglyphs and rock art, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Thursday, $5; tinyurl.com/4rhyc7tr.

Fountain Creek Nature Center — 320 Peppergrass Lane, fountain. Registration: 719-520-6745; communityservices.elpasoco.com/nature-centers.

• Nature adventures – Duck, duck, goose, for 3 to 6 year olds with an adult, from 10 to 11:30 am on March 3 and 4, $3.

• Building for the Birds, 10 am-noon March 6, $10-$12 per birdhouse.

• 2s & 3s Outdoor – Playful Prairie Dogs, 2-3 years old, 10-11:15 a.m., March 10-11, $3.

• It’s Gross, explore the grossest things some animals do to survive, 10 a.m. to noon March 26, $4-$5.

Colorado Birdwatching TrailColoradobirdingtrail.com lists places to watch birds and wildlife.

Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center — 4729 Twin Rocks Road, Division. Limited tours available. Registration: 719-687-9742, wolfeducation.org.

Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site — 3106 Gateway Road. Living history programs available with tours, demonstrations and hands-on activities. Admission from $3 to $8. Tickets: rockledgeranch.com.

outdoor skills

Mueller State Park — 21045 Colorado 67 Division. Day pass $9 per vehicle; 719-687-2366.

• Hug-a-Tree, for ages 5 and up, Saturday at 2 p.m., reception centre.

Trout fly fishing — 1025 Zuni St., Denver. Registration: 303-733-1434, troutsflyfishing.com.

• Umpqua Signature Tying, Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m., $100.

• Knots 101, Saturday 10-11 a.m., $50.

• Fly tying 201, 6 to 7 p.m., March 16, $50.

Functioning

Garden of the Gods Nature and Visitor Center — 1805 N. 30th St.

• Gallop in the garden 5 km, from 3 pm to 5 pm on Thursdays until March 31; gardenofgods.com/things-to-do/things-1/5k-fun-run.

Pikes Peak Road Runners — Go online for events: pprrun.org.

snow sports

UNTIL MARCH 31

Snowshoe walks led by Rocky Mountain National Park rangers — Open to all levels of experience from 8 years old; 970-586-1206, nps.gov/romo/planyourvisit/ranger-led-snowshoe-walks.htm.

Volunteering

Numerous state parks are looking for volunteers. For more information, visit tinyurl.com/y9qafa2o.

Ads are published according to available space. Information by e-mail at least two weeks in advance: listings@gazette.com.

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