Outdoor Events in the Colorado Springs Area Starting July 4 | Events Calendars

Trek

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

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

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

• Firefly Festival and Night Hike, 7:30 to 9 p.m. Friday or 8 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, $4 to $5.

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

• Bird Walk, 8:30 am Tuesday, July 19 and 24, Elk Meadow trailhead.

• Wildflower Wednesday Hike, 9 am Wednesday, school pond trailhead.

• Wapiti Nature Trail, 9 a.m. Thursday and 8:30 a.m. July 11, Wapiti Trailhead.

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

• Sunset Hike, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 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.

• Nature explorers: bedding and construction, for ages 4-5, 9 to 10:30 a.m. and 1 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, $3.

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

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

• Wild About Elk, Friday 8 p.m., amphitheater.

• Bear Aware Traveling Program, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, comfort station.

• Tree Cookie Crafts, 10:00 am Sunday, Camper Services.

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

• Nature adventures: Mantes mantes, for ages 3 to 6 with an adult, 9 to 10:30 am Thursday to Friday, $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

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

• Knots and Lashing, 2 p.m. Friday, Camper Services.

Functioning

Life’s 2 Fitness Shorts — Registration and cost: lifes2shortfitness.com.

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.

SATURDAY

Community cleaning — 9:00 a.m., Black Canyon Open Space. Registration: tinyurl.com/2p99f5xw.

SATURDAY SUNDAY

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

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