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Hiking

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

• Homeschool Fridays: Discover the Wetlands, for children in grades 3-6, 2-4 p.m. Friday, $4 per person.

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

• Cahill Cabin, 10 a.m.-noon Sunday, Grouse Mountain Trailhead.

• Mueller in Gold Hike, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sunday, Ground Mountain Trailhead.

• Homestead Trail, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Oct. 21, Homestead Trailhead.

COTREX — Colorado’s official 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 required: 719-520-6387; communityservices.elpasoco.com/nature- centers.

• Boo! At Bear Creek, for ages 7 and older, 6-9 p.m. Oct. 22, $7-$8.

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

• Tracks and Trailing, 2-3:30 p.m. Friday, Camper Services.

• Patio Talk: Animals of Mueller, 4:30-5:45 p.m. Friday, call for meeting location.

• Nature Bingo, 1-2:30 p.m. Oct. 21, Camper Services.

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

• 2s & 3s Outdoors: Creatures of the Night, for ages 2-3, 9-10:15 a.m. Thursday and Friday, $3 per person.

• Jr. Bird Club, for ages 8-15, 8-11 a.m. Saturday, $10.

Colorado Birding TrailColoradobirdingtrail.com lists places to see birds and wildlife.

Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center — 4729 Twin Rocks Road, Divide. Limited tours available. Register: 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-$8 admission. Tickets required: rockledgeranch.com.

Outdoor Skills

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

• Geocaching Spooky Spectacular, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, call for meeting location.

Trouts Fly Fishing — 1025 Zuni St., Denver. Registration: 303-733-1434, troutsflyfishing.com.

• Fly Fishing 101, 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, $50.

• Fly Tying 101, 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, call for cost.

• Beginner Casting Clinic, 6-8 p.m. Thursday, $50.

• Carp School, Friday-Saturday, call for cost.

• Nymphing School, Friday-Saturday, call for cost.

• Bugs for Beginners, 6-8 p.m. Oct. 19, $50.

Running

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

OCT. 23

Colorado Springs Mile and Festival — To benefit Wrestle Like a Girl, 8 a.m. with festival after run, U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum, 200 S. Sierra Madre St., $20 to run, festival is free. Registration for run required: coloradospringsmile.com.

Volunteering

Colorado Parks and Wildlife — Registration required: cpwconnect.state.co.us.

• Installation of picnic tables and firepits at Hugo Reservoir, 8 a.m.-noon Saturday.

Many state parks are looking for volunteers. For information, go to tinyurl.com/y9qafa2o.

Listings are published on a space-available basis. Email information at least two weeks in advance: listings@gazette.com.

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