Outdoor Events in the Colorado Springs Area Starting May 30 | Events Calendars

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Bike

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

• Sunrise to sunset, Saturday, Philip S. Miller Park, Castle Rock

• Elephant Rock, Sunday, Douglas County Fairgrounds, Castle Rock.

JUNE 11-17

Ride of the Rockies – Starts June 11 at Cooper Mountain and ends June 17 at Golden, go online for prices. Registration: ridetherockies.com.

Trek

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.

• Paint Mines Night Sky and Milky Way Photography Workshop, Thursday through Friday, $300.

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

• Nature Adventures: Bugs for Lunch, for 3-6 year olds with an adult, 9am to 10.30am Thursday to Friday.

• Nature Camp: Colorado Endangered Animals, for grades 1 to 5, 9 am to 3 pm, June 6 to 10, $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.

FRIDAY SUNDAY

Animas River Days — River surfing, inflatable rodeos, stand-up paddle board racing and more, Durango; animasriverdays.com.

SATURDAY

Enjoy the day outdoors — With kayaking, fishing, archery and more, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Prospect Lake in Memorial Park; tinyurl.com/nhkw9frk.

outdoor skills

Colorado Parks and Wildlife – Registration: tinyurl.com/2mp445n4.

• Novice Pheasant Hunter, 6:45 a.m.-noon or 11:45 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Barr Lake State Park.

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

• Junior aide-de-camp training, for ages 14 and up, from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursdays. Application and interview required. Email for more information: jessicamiller@elpasoco.com.

SATURDAY

Huck Finn Day — Free fishing, Fairplay; fairplayco.us/events.html.

JUNE 11-12

let’s go camping — Beginner campers can learn the basics, Bear Creek Lake Park, Morrison, $3. Registration: 303-697-6157, tinyurl.com/4zwyxkfx.

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.

SATURDAY

Aiden’s Adventure 5K — Benefiting the Catamount Institute and Care and Share of Southern Colorado, 10 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., Fountain Creek Regional Park, 2010 Duckwood Road, Fountain, $35. Registration: aidensadventure5k.com.

JUNE 11-12

ring the springs — 100 miles or 50 miles around Colorado Springs. Go online for prices. Registration: aravaiparunning.com/network/ringthesprings.

Volunteering

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

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