Outdoor Events in the Colorado Springs Area Starting September 5 | Events calendars


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

• Tower of the Moon, Saturday, Grand Junction.


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

• Full Moon Hike, Friday 7-8:30 p.m., Fox Run Regional Park, $4-$5.

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

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

• Dynamite Cabin, Wednesday 9 am, Grouse Mountain Trailhead.

• Bacon Rock, Thursday 9 am, Homestead trailhead.

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

• Wapiti nature trail, 9 am on September 12, start of Wapiti trail.

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

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


Walk through Homestead Ranch Regional Park – Organized by the Falcon Wanderers Walking Club, departs between 9:30 a.m. and noon and ends at 3 p.m., Homestead Ranch Regional Park, Pavilion 1, 1644 Gollihar Road, Peyton. Large-wheeled strollers may travel the trails, wheelchairs are not recommended, leashed pets are permitted on the trail; 719-597-4307.


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

• Nature’s Classroom: Foothills Habitats, for grades 1-2, 1-3 pm Thursday, $4.

• Sustainability Series: What’s in Your Water? 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Saturday, $4-$5.

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

• Nature crafts, Friday 2 p.m., Services for campers.

• Skins and Skulls, 11 a.m. Sunday, Visitor Center.

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

• 2 and 3 outside: Wiggly Worms, for 2-3 year olds, 9 to 10:15 am Thursday or Friday, $3 per person.

• Fall Bird Count, 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, $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.

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

• Survival Skills for Kids, for ages 5 and up, Saturday at 2 p.m., Visitor Center.

• Fly fishing, for ages 8 and up, 10 am on Saturday or September 17, Dragonfly Pond.


Campapalooza — Introducing young people to the joys of camping and outdoor activities, 11am-2pm, City Park’s Lake Joy, Pueblo; bgcpckids.org.


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.


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

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