Colorado Mines Peak Trail is a 3.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Idaho Springs, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from January until January.
The hike is up a service road. At the top of the mountain is a lot of communications equipment. Along with a great view remember that the top of this hike is above 12k so take lots of water and be ready for sudden weather changes. The trail is also long the continental divide.
Went for a sunrise hike in this trail in early November. Pretty cold and windy but great view at the top. Trail was covered in snow (the trail is basically a road) so we had to work around that. A bit more challenging above tree line. Give yourself 2 hours at least to get up.