Outdoor Events in the Colorado Springs Area Starting June 20 | Events Calendars

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Bike

WEDNESDAY

Bike-to-work day — 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. Online appointment for information and registration: coloradosprings.gov/biketowork.

Hiking

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.

Garden of the Gods Nature and Visitor Center — 1805 N. 30th St. 1805 N. 30th St. Listing: gardenofgods.com/things-to-do/things-1/calendar.

• Hike and bike for early risers without motor, from 5 am to 8 am on June 29, July 27, August 31 and September 28. Registration not required; coloradosprings.gov/hikeandbike.

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

• Lost and Geer Pond, Tuesday 8:30 am, Lost Pond trailhead.

• Outlook Ridge Sketching Hike, Thursday 8:30 am Outlook Ridge Trailhead.

• Outlook Ridge, 9:00 am Sunday, Outlook Ridge Trailhead.

• Rock Pond, 9:00 am June 27, Rock Pond trailhead.

• Bird Walk, 8:30 am June 28, Elk Meadow trailhead.

• Cahill Pond and Cabin, 9 am June 29, Grouse Mountain Trailhead.

• Osborn Hut, 9 am June 30, Black Bear Trailhead.

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

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

Nature

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

• History of the fur trade in the Pikes Peak region, Thursday at 8 pm, amphitheater.

• History of mining in the Pikes Peak region, 8 pm June 30, amphitheater.

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

• 2s & 3s Outdoors: Rollie Pollie Roundup, for 2-3 year olds, 9am-10.15am Thursday to Friday, $3.

• Quest for bats in the evening, Saturday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., $4 to $5.

• Nature Camp: Prehistoric Colorado, for students in grades 1 to 5, 9 am to 3 pm, June 27 to July 1, $140 to $150.

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: rockledge ranch.com.

SATURDAY

RiverFest — Boat and rubber duck races, live music, market and more, Rollans Park, Ridgway; ridge path riverfest.org.

outdoor skills

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

• Day of outdoor activities, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday.

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

• Fly fishing school for beginners, Saturday-Sunday, Frisco, $595; tinyurl.com/4n2wb7n8.

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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