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Outdoor events in the Colorado Springs area starting July 8 | Events
Outdoor events in the Colorado Springs area starting July 8 | Events

Hike

Mueller State Park — 21045 Colorado 67, Divide. Day pass $10 per vehicle; 719-687-2366.

• Wapiti Nature Trail, Thursday, 9 a.m., Wapiti Trailhead.

• Hike Challenge, 8:15 a.m. Thursday or July 25, Grouse Mountain Trailhead.

• Nocturnal animal hike, Saturday, 8:00 p.m., Wapiti Trailhead.

• Sketch Hike, July 15, 9 a.m. or July 22, 8:30 a.m.-11 a.m., Outlook Ridge Trailhead.

COTREX – Colorado’s official hiking app; trails.colorado.gov.

Historical hiking tours through Manitou Springs — 12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays, through Sept. 1, begins and ends at the Manitou Springs Heritage Center, 517 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, $15, free for children 13 and under. Register: tinyurl.com/mr3czmsr.

History Walk – About Coughing and Praying: Tuberculosis and the City — 10:30 a.m., select Saturdays, through Sept. 21, starting at Story Coffee, 120 E. Bijou St., and ending at Bell Brothers Brewing, 112 N. Tejon St., Suite 100, $10. Tickets: tinyurl.com/yeya6683.

Hiking trails in the Rocky Mountains – Information on over 70 hikes; rockymountainhikingtrails.com.

Nature

Bear Creek Nature Center — 245 Bear Creek Road. Registration: 719-520-6387, elpasocountynaturecenters.com.

• Nature Explorers: Bird Bash, for ages 4-5 with adult, July 17, 9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m., $3.

Fountain Creek Nature Center — 320 Peppergrass Lane, Fountain. Registration: 719-520-6745, elpasocountynaturecenters.com.

• Nature Adventure: Crazy About Cottonwoods, for ages 3-6 with adult, July 18-19, 9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m., $3.

Mueller State Park — 21045 Colorado 67, Divide. Day pass $10 per vehicle; 719-687-2366.

• Beneficial Insects, Tuesday, 10 a.m., Peak View Trailhead.

• History of Railroads in the Pikes Peak Region, Thursday 7:30 p.m., Amphitheater.

• Mysteries of Mueller, Friday or July 21, 7 p.m., Amphitheater.

• Junior Rangers at the Pond, July 15, 22 or 29, 1 p.m., Peak View Trailhead.

• Tree cookie making, 10 a.m.–noon, July 16, Camper Services.

Colorado Birding Trail – Coloradobirdingtrail.com lists places to view birds and wildlife.

SATURDAY

Bird migration at Crystal Reservoir — With local wildlife biologist and author Joe LaFleur, 9-10 a.m., meet at Crystal Reservoir Gift Shop, Pikes Peak Toll Road, Woodland Park, $5. Binoculars recommended; 719-301-8801, [email protected].

Outdoor skills

Mueller State Park — 21045 Colorado 67, Divide. Day pass $10 per vehicle; 719-687-2366.

• “Hug a Tree” for children ages 5 and up accompanied by an adult, Friday 2-3pm, Camper Services.

• Basic Fly Fishing, Saturday, July 18 or 26, 10:00 a.m., Visitor Center.

Pikes Peak Chapter Trout Unlimited Meeting — 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, January-October, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, 4255 Sinton Road; ppctu.org.

Running

Jack Quinn’s Running Club — 5K, Tuesdays 5:15-7 p.m., Jack Quinn’s Irish Pub, 21 S. Tejon St.; jackquinnsrunners.com.

Pikes Peak Road Runners – Find out about the events online: pprrun.org.

SATURDAY

5 km @ 10 km poker run/walk — 9 a.m.-noon, Cripple Creek Parks and Recreation, 128 E. Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek, prices online. Registration: ccparksandrecreation.com.

Volunteering

Friends of Stratton Open Space — Stratton Open Space, 1518 Ridgeway Ave. Wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. Bring gloves, water, snacks, sunscreen and weather-appropriate clothing. Register: strattonopenspace.org/calendar.

• Trail restoration, 8:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m., July 15.

Listings are published on a first-come, first-served basis. Please email information to: [email protected] at least two weeks in advance.

By Everly