Doubt I am telling you anything you have not figured out. I don't know my way around there well, but from what I did last year this same time, another nice area is through the other side of Estes Park on past Route 36 in the park below the Alluvial Fan and then I really liked Roaring Fork above the Alluvial Fan. Nice hike back up to Roaring Fork with backcountry camping up there.
Thanks for posting. Really enjoy your pics.