Outdoors

A Hiker’s How-To: Proper Etiquette 

By Darcy Mount: Senior Ranger Cheyenne Mountain State Park COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Colorado has a reputation for our outdoorsy ways and adventurous attitudes. We love to raft and kayak in whitewater, such as in the Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area. We water ski at places like Lake Pueblo State Park. We plunge down snowpacked mountainsides…

Fort Carson Color Fest & Creative Arts Festival

FORT CARSON, Colo. – The Color Fest and Creative Arts Festival, a Mountain Post Living event, kicks off at 10 a.m. April 13 at the Iron Horse Sports and Fitness Center. The event is a colorful celebration of spring, and is open to all Department of Defense ID card holders and their guests. No pets…

El Paso County New Park Leash Rules

The El Paso Board of County Commissioners approved two new park rules that go into effect immediately. The new rules include regulations that dogs must be on a leash in parks and a change in park hours. “We’re looking for a safe and enjoyable time for all park users,” said Tim Wolken, Community Services Executive…

Trails, Tails and Ales!

Grab your dog and join us for this special hike! We’ll be hitting the Black Forest Section 16 trail, enjoy a nice walk, and then head to Black Forest Brewing to enjoy a well-deserved beer. Participants will also learn how to taste beer by picking out malt and hops in both flavor and aroma, and…

Free Skiing for 5th Graders

Colorado students in 5th can get three free days of skiing at twenty two Colorado Ski resorts. There are also discounts for sixth graders and free ski or snowboard lessons. 5TH GRADE PASSPORT Kids ski free! Colorado Ski Country USA’s 5th Grade Passport Program is the only ski pass that gives children 3 FREE DAYS…

Bear Creek Nature Center Bear Run

Join Bear Creek Nature Center for our 4th Annual Bear Run! This is a family-friendly 3k fun run & walk on the trails of Bear Creek Nature Center and Regional Trail. All new runners get a bear suit to keep and wear during  the run. Returning runners can dust off their bear suit from previous Bear Runs and…

Help is Needed for Creek Week Cleanup

Creek Week 2018 is on! Join nearly 2,500 people across the watershed, from Palmer Lake to Woodland Park to Pueblo in the largest outdoor cleanup in the state of Colorado. It’s a chance to spend a beautiful autumn day outside, meet cool like minded people, and make a real difference in your community and your…

Colorado Springs Balloon Festival

Celebrate your Labor Day Weekend at the 2018 Colorado Springs Labor Day Lift Off, guaranteed to be a weekend full of fun for the whole family! Activities include hot air balloon launches, food, drinks, vendors, and many more activities. The annual tradition of a hot air balloon event in Colorado Springs on Labor Day weekend,…

Fountain Fall Festival Parade 2018

The Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce will be holding it’s 49th Annual Fountain Fall Festival parade at 10 a.m. starting at the north end of Main Street (new route this year.) Parade line-up will be along El Paso Street. This year’s festival theme is “Best of Fountain Valley.” Long time Fountain Valley residents Florence Paradise and…

Movies in the Park

Bring your lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy family-friendly movies under the stars. Fun for the whole family and best of all, it’s FREE! Pre-movie activities & food vendors begin at 7pm. Movies begin at dusk – approximately 8:30pm. June 22 – Moana We are excited to partner with the SAA Pool and the Security Fire…