When I just need to go on vacation, I load up my bike for a mini-tour, usually just an overnight trip.
So far I've camped off Hwy 72 just south of Ward, that was a HUGE climb but nice camping with no other people in sight. I've also ridden up Golden Gate Canyon to White Ranch Park near Golden, also a big climb, quite a bit of traffic. There's a mile hike in to the campsites so I'd want to bring a backpack next time.
Any suggestions on your favorite places to camp, nice roads without much traffic, etc.? I live in downtown Denver so I can leave from there or catch the bus to Boulder (or Conifer, Evergreen, other RTD stops.)