Outdoor Events in the Colorado Springs Area Starting April 4 | Events calendars

Cycling

SUNDAY

Warner Group Gravel Fondo Festival – Rampart Range climb for all abilities with music and festival after at Buffalo Lodge, $35 and up. The online registration deadline is Friday; tinyurl.com/y3m7yub2.

Hiking

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

• Workshop and hike on the starry sky, Thursday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., $4 to $5.

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.

• Tyke Hike, for ages 2 to 10 with an adult, Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m., $3.

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

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

SATURDAY

Southern Colorado Trail Builders Trail Bash – Hike, bike, run and more, 10 a.m., Lake Pueblo State Park, Pueblo. Free with park entry fee; socotrails.org.

APRIL 16

Earth Day Volksmarch — Hosted by the Falcon Wanderers Walking Club, departs 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., ends 3:30 p.m., Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center, 1805 N. 30th St. Jogging strollers may complete the trail with some difficulty , wheelchairs are not recommended, leashed animals are allowed on the trails; Carol Kinate, 719-648-9015, Dan Forbeck, 719-648-3176, falconwanderers.org.

Nature

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

• Nature class: 1 to 3 p.m. April 12, $4.

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

• Rock Identification in the Wild, for ages 10 and up, 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, $5.

• Amazing Animal Adaptations, 3:30 to 4 p.m. Thursday, $5.

• Why wolves? 1:30-2:30 p.m. Saturday, $5.

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

• Nature Adventures: Eggsploring Eggs, for ages 3 to 6 with an adult, 10 am to 11:30 am Thursday to Friday, $3 per person.

• 2s & 3s Outdoor: Hungry Herons, for 2-3 year olds, 10am-11:15am April 14-15, $3 person.

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

FRIDAY

Pikes Peak Fly Fisher Auctions – 5-8:30 p.m., Colorado Parks & Wildlife, 4255 Sinton Road; pikespeakflyfishers.com.

Functioning

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.

• Gallop in the garden 5 km, 3 pm to 5 pm on Thursdays; gardenofgods.com/things-to-do/things-1/5k-fun-run.

Pikes Peak Road Runners — Go online for events: pprrun.org.

Volunteering

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

Ads are published according to available space. Information by e-mail at least two weeks in advance: [email protected]

Maria R. Newman