Long time resident of Colorado but I tend to find that I migrate back to the same trails time and again for day hikes. Herman's Gulch is a prime example. Great out and back but it can get very crowded. Looking for suggestions on other fun day hikes from the Denver area up in the mountains. Where do you like to go?
Not sure how far you want to go but I like to do Golden Gate Canyon State Park near Golden. Lots of neat trails out there. We also like to do El Dorado S.P. but you have to get there early or it will be impossible to find any sort of parking.