Last Monday I went for a hike in a park called Mt. Galbraith, right outside of Golden. The views were phenomenal! As you hike up you get views of Golden and even downtown Denver! Then you hike around the whole mountain, with views of Lookout Mountain and then even some of snow-covered Mount Evans (I think) to the west!
Although it wasn't terribly long or steep (which I need for my Inca Trail training), it was beautiful. Above is a view of Golden, North and South Table Mountain, and if you enlarge, you might see downtown near the middle beyond the mesa on the right. Below, the snow-covered mountains to the west, and a HUGE butterfly I saw! To give you an idea, I took the picture from about 8-10 feet away and zoomed in on it. I am lucky to live in Colorado; this hike was only about a 20 minute drive from where I live!