Outdoor Events in the Colorado Springs Area Starting July 18 | Events calendars

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Bike

Outdoor Events Cycling Series — Go online for prices. Registration: events.outsideonline.com.

• Crooked Gravel, Saturday, Winter Park.

• Sunrise to sunset, Saturday, Winter Park.

Escalation

Trek

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

• Forest bathing promenade, 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, $20 to $30.

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

• Active adults: conference and hike on native pollinators, Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m., $4 to $5.

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

• Bird Walk, 8:30 am Tuesday and Sunday, Elk Meadow trailhead.

• School Pond, Wednesday at 9:00 am School Pond Trailhead.

• Outlook Ridge, Thursday 9 am, Outlook Ridge Trailhead.

• Mystery hike, Saturday 9 am, visitor centre.

• Forest bathing walk with ephemeral art, 10am-1pm Saturday, Visitor Centre.

• Bird Walk, Sunday 8:30 am, Elk Meadow trailhead.

• Dark Sky Hike, 8:30 p.m. July 26, 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.

• Santa Fe Open Space Sunset Photography Workshop, Saturday 6-8 pm, Palmer Lake, $20.

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

• Tracking and Trailing, 2:00 p.m. Friday, Camper Services.

• Living with wildlife, Friday 8 p.m., amphitheater.

• Nature bingo, Saturday 1 p.m., services for campers.

• Live Birds of Prey, Saturday 7 p.m., amphitheater.

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

• 2s & 3s Outdoor: Turtle Time, for 2-3 year olds, 9am-10:15am Thursday to Friday, $3.

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.

FRIDAY SATURDAY

Royal Gorge Whitewater Festival — To promote the outdoors and an active lifestyle, Cañon City; royalgorgewhitewaterfestival.com.

outdoor skills

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

• Fly tying, Saturday 10 a.m., visitor center.

• Fly fishing, 10 am July 27, Dragonfly Pond.

Functioning

Jack Quinn’s Running Club — 5K, 5:15-7 p.m. Tuesdays, Jack Quinn Irish Pub, 21 S. Tejon St.; jackquinnsrunners.com.

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

Volunteering

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

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