Colorado Springs area outdoor events starting Nov. 13, 2017

By Carlotta Olson Published: November 13, 2017 0

Climbing

ONGOING

UpaDowna Climb Nights - 6-8 p.m., second Tuesday, CityRock, 21 N. Nevada Ave., free. Registration: upadowna.org/programs.

Cycling

ONGOING

The Colorado Springs Cycling Club - For all ages and abilities; bikesprings.org.

Pizzeria Rustica Cycling Club - 2 p.m. second Sundays, Pizzeria Rustica, 2527 W. Colorado Ave.; pizzeriarustica.com.

Hiking

ONGOING

Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center sponsored hikes - 1805 N. 30th St., free; 219-0104. - Daily Guided Nature Walks, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., meet north main parking lot.

Bear Creek Nature Center hikes - 245 Bear Creek Road. Reservations: 520-6387. - A Teacher's Fall Break: Hiking Jones Park, 9 a.m.-noon Nov. 21, $3. - Stoner Hill and School Pond Trails, 9:15 a.m. Nov. 25, School Pond Trailhead. - Homestead Trail, 9:30 a.m. Nov. 26, Homestead Trailhead.

Fountain Creek Nature Center hikes - 320 Peppergrass Lane, Fountain. Reservations: 520-6745. - A Walk in the Woods for Vets & Families, 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, free.

Mueller State Park hikes - 21045 Colorado 67, Divide. Day pass $7 per vehicle; 687-2366. - Elk Meadow Trail, 9:15 a.m. Saturday, Elk Meadow Trailhead.

Nature

ONGOING

Nature programs at Mueller State Park - 21045 Colorado 67, Divide. Day pass $7/vehicle; 687-2366. - Turkey Day for Kids, 10 a.m. Nov. 21, Visitor Center.

Nature programs at Fountain Creek Nature Center - 320 Peppergrass Lane, Fountain. Reservations: 520-6745. - Punkin Chunkin' - 9-11:30 a.m. Nov. 25, $3.

Nature programs at Bear Creek Nature Center - 245 Bear Creek Road. Registration: 520-6387. - Nature Explorers: Terrific Towhees, for ages 4-5 with an adult, 9-10:30 a.m. Nov. 21 and 22, $3. - Little Wonders: What Now, Turkey? for ages 2 and 3, 9-10:15 a.m. Nov. 29 and 30, $3.

Sunrise nature/wildlife photo shoot - Saturday mornings, Westcliffe, $55. Reservations: 1-303-823-6399, kennethwajda.com/naturewildlife/.

Outdoor skills

NOV. 30

COS Outdoor Sports & Rec Expo: Holiday Edition - 5-8 p.m., Ivywild School, 1604 S. Cascade Ave., free admission; tinyurl.com/y9w4h9bl.

Running

ONGOING

Gallop in the Garden - 4-6 p.m. Thursdays, Garden of the Gods Park, 1805 N. 30th St. Registration: gardenofgods.com.

Colorado Running Co. - For a list of runs and events, go to corunco.com.

Achilles International Pikes Peak Running Club - A nonprofit organization that uses the power of running as a tool to bring hope, inspiration and the joys of achievement to people with disabilities, 6:15 p.m. meet up and sign in; 6:30-7:30 p.m. run, walk or wheel, Mondays, Colorado Running Co., University Village Center, 5262 N. Nevada Ave., Suite 140; Laura, 331-1011.

Thursday Night Run Club - 6 p.m. Thursdays, Old Chicago's, 7115 Commerce Center Drive; 232-4656, facebook.com/TNRCCOSprings.

The Colorado Springs Running Club - 7:30 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 6 p.m. Wednesdays. 45- to 60-minute runs, free; 635-3833.

Pikes Peak Road Runners - Go online for information, cost and registration: pprrun.org. - Turkey Trot Predict 5K, 10 a.m. Saturday, Memorial Park.

Volunteering

ONGOING

Nature and Raptor Center of Pueblo - Volunteer docent program, 5200 Nature Center Road, Pueblo. Registration: 549-2414.

Mueller State Park - 21045 Colorado 67, Divide, needs volunteers for naturalist programs, backcountry-trail maintenance, newsletter editing or work in the visitor center. Training is provided; 687-2366.

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