Hell Yea! It will be worth it!
There are too many places to ride, time to start picking two that you want to try out.
The lot to park at for this is 1 hr 41 min from where i'm at.
Colorado Trail, Tiger Road, Near Breckenridge
Covering 500 miles between Denver in the northeast and Durango in the southwest, the Colorado Trail is littered with amazing riding opportunities. One of the best is a stretch near the ski town of Breckenridge. From Highway 9, head east on Tiger Road to the Dredge parking lot, then jump on your bike and continue up the road to the North and Middle Forks road junction. Now turn right, keeping an eye out for the Colorado Trail crossing the road. Go left here and grind you way up a sustained climb, staying left at the fork about 40 minutes into the ascent. Now sit back and enjoy. The trip down has several sustained go-as-fast-as-your-nerves-can-handle sections, plus lots of amazing Rocky Mountain views.
This is about 1 hr 15 min drive to the lot:
Colorado Trail Off Kenosha Pass, West of Denver
Another top-flight Colorado Trail ride, avoid the afternoon thunderstorms and get an early start for this approximately 24-mile out-and-back high-alpine adventure that starts at the summit of Kenosha Pass off highway 285, about 90 minutes outside Denver. You’ll spend the first few hours zipping through aspen groves, and climbing through thick pine tree forests, before popping into the open for the final push to the summit of treeless Georgia Pass, elevation 11,585 feet. None of the climbs are overly steep, but you’ll definitely feel the sting of the altitude. The return trip is primarily a downhill singletrack romp, but make sure to save a little gas for the final push back up to your car.
There is also Green Mountain which are both right in Golden. And we could ride up/down lair o' the bear and ride 20 min of road to another singletrack spot.