Outdoor Events in the Colorado Springs Area Starting June 27 | Events Calendars

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Trek

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

• Swimming in the forest, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on July 6 or 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on July 23 $20 to $30.

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

• Firefly Celebration and Night Hike, 7:30 to 9 p.m. July 8 or 8 to 9:30 p.m. July 9, $4 to $5.

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

• Hike and bike for early risers without a motor, from 5 am to 8 am on Wednesdays, 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.

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

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

• Osborn Cabin, Thursday 9 am, Black Bear 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.

• Night Sky and Milky Way photography workshops at Paint Mines, Friday to Saturday, $300.

• Nature Explorers: bedding and construction, for 4-5 year olds, 9 to 10:30 a.m. and 1 to 2:30 p.m. on July 6, $3.

• Petites Merveilles: Ants on Parade, for ages 2-3, 9-10:15 a.m. and 1-2:15 p.m. on July 7, $3.

• Mindfulness Series for Kids, 9 to 11 a.m. July 9, 16 and 23, $20 to $30.

• Active Adults: 50 Species Challenge, 10 a.m. – July 12, $3 to $4.

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

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

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

• Adventures in nature: Mantes mantes, for 3 to 6 year olds with an adult, from 9 to 10:30 am from July 7 to 8, $3.

• Nature Camp: Wild Child Adventures, for students in grades 6 to 8, 9 am to 3 pm, July 11 to 15, $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: rockledgeranch.com.

outdoor skills

JULY 18

Colorado Trout Unlimited’s Troutfest Colorado — 5 p.m., Coors Field, Denver, $25 and up. Tickets: e.givesmart.com/events/rci.

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.

JULY 9-10

Wild Lands Restoration Volunteers – Help restore the old eroded off-road vehicle site, Tarryall. Registration: tinyurl.com/3kr25wha.

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