One evening, two new friends took me to the closest canyon and mountain park, just under 30 minutes from downtown Denver. One road goes down – following Clear Creek upstream into a long canyon, another goes way up – up Lookout Mountain to a park (which contains Buffalo Bill's gravesite, closed by the time we arrived). Two Lookout Mountains in two weeks! Lookout!
We watched the sun set from near the mountaintop, and it was awe-inspiring. And the wind blew me to the rocks near the edge, in the kindest way possible.
the sunset side, then the city side
for more about Lookout Mountain, go here