if you're in Littleton, Englewood Camera is right there on Broadway between Littleton Blvd and Orchard. It will save you some running around. They still process in house and do a good job. They also have a nice selection of used cameras and darkroom stuff.
Edit - Oops. I see Toro-Mike beat me to it.
One of my favorite spots is Daniels Park, just a few miles from my house and an easy 1/2 hour south of Littleton. This lies along a ridge facing west with a spectacular, sweeping view of the mountains stretching all the way from Long's Peak to Pike's Peak, about 100 miles. (It overlooks both Roxborough and Chatfield parks in toro_mike's post) Great place for pics both at sunrise and sunset, but worth a stop any time of the day. There is a several-hundred acre Bison enclosure too.
Another almost-secret place is Bluff's Regional Park in Highland's Ranch. It hides behind a super-target, but a 20-minute walk to the top the hill will award you with the best view that you will find overlooking the entire Denver metro. It's really the extreme north end of the same ridge that Daniel's Park is on. The mile-high city is actually situated in a pretty deep bowl with the prairie to the east being a good 1,500+ ft higher.
Drink LOTS of water. Always carry a bottle with you.
Last edited by pbromaghin; 05-15-2012 at 04:26 PM. Click to view previous post history.