Outdoor Events in the Colorado Springs Area Starting June 13 | Events calendars

Bike

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

• Mountain bike lessons for women beginners, Saturday 9 am, Lakewood.

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. June 25, $20-$30.

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

• Full Moon Hike, Tuesday 9pm, Outlook Ridge Trailhead.

• Treasure hunt hike, Friday at 10:30 am, start of Wapiti trail.

• Cheesman Ranch, 8:00 am Saturday, Grouse Mountain Trailhead.

• Sunset Hike, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Grouse Mountain Trailhead.

• Lost and Geer Pond, 8:30 am June 21, Lost Pond trailhead.

• Outlook Ridge Sketching Hike, 8:30 am June 23, 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.

• Petites Merveilles: Nature music, for 2-3 year olds, 9 am-10:15 am and 1 pm-2:15 pm Wednesday, $3.

• Nature Explorers: Observe nature, for 4-5 year olds, 9 to 10:30 a.m. and 1 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, $3.

• Evening for children: Creek Night, for 6 to 11 year olds, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. on Friday, $15 to $20.

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

• 2s & 3s Outdoors: Rollie Pollie Roundup, for 2-3 year olds, 9am-10:15am June 23-24, $3.

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

• History of the first explorers and soldiers in the Pikes Peak region, Thursday at 8 pm, amphitheatre.

• Nature bingo, Saturday 2 p.m., services for campers.

• History of the fur trade in the Pikes Peak region, 8 pm June 23, amphitheater.

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. $3 to $8. Tickets: rockledgeranch.com.

THURSDAY-SUNDAY

FIBark – First In Boating on Arkansas is America’s oldest whitewater festival, Salida; fibark.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.

• Responsible Fire Basics, 7 p.m. Friday, amphitheater.

• Fly tying, Saturday 10 a.m., visitor center.

• Series of camps: tents, Saturday 10 am, Lost Pond picnic area.

Functioning

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

• Trail running class for beginners, Saturday at 9 am, Lakewood.

Jack Quinn’s Running Club – 5K, 5:15-7pm Tuesdays, Jack Quinn Irish Pub and Restaurant, 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 specific information, go to 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