This is the trailhead that Gociety groups have typically met at for hikes, trail runs, slowciety-meanders, and MTB rides. It has over 15 miles of trails and is a really spectacular spot for full-moon adventures. Once you punish yourself up the fire road, the nighttime views of Denver are beautiful. Take the short detour up Lichen Peak for fun and a refreshment at the top. There is plenty of parking and a nice bathroom. Be cool and don't run or bike on or up and around closed trails during the mud season as it causes erosion and trail damage. Golden Cliffs climbing area is also on the Mesa but generally uses a different trailhead.