So after a double feature (Star Wars I/II) at a neighbors with the kids, I packed all my gear (including a 300mm/F4 from my friend Carol - thanks!), and set the alarm for 6:45. It was pretty dim outside, but I could see a solid bank of clouds and no Moon visible to the West - DARN! However, there was a faint line of sky above the mountains, so I headed out for the 10 minute drive to an overlook on Arapahoe just West of 75th Street.
It's a challenge taking pictures at this time as the light is changing very fast. Plus your eye is better able to capture the broad dynamic range of light and saturated colors better than the camera, so some post-processing is needed to reflect what it really looked like. I had an intervalometer attached to the Canon 50D and planned to take a picture every 2 seconds as the moon touched the mountains, and then set ... which takes less than 3 minutes.
The Clouds made for some cool pictures, but due to the lower layer over the mountains, I wasn't able to capture a sequence of the moon setting. In addition, it was cloudy to the East, so shortly after rising, the Sun was then obscured, which reduced the ambient light and the Moon still has about 5 minutes to "touch" the mountains. The moonshot above is a full-frame crop taken at 1/125s, F/5, and ISO 400 - the moon is a bit blown out, so I'd probably shoot around 1/250s next time. Plus while the 300/F4 provided more reach than my 55-250 lens, I'd love to get tighter since even with the 15 megapixel 1.6x 50D, the moon is only ~650 pixels in diameter.