Right on, Thrust.
I’m just visiting, so not too hip to the Denver scene. I bring in beer to my home shop, and we drink them on location. : )
There is much reason to be stoked about riding, so keep digging into it. Mainly, just get out there. Go scope a trail on foot first if it increases comfort. Use lots of discretion by dismounting stuff you’re not sure about, and avoid getting injured. Get knee and elbow pads. Onward!