We had originally planned to drive west from Buena Vista and hit Cascade, Mt. Princeton or Chalk Lake to pick the best campground. Now I’m leaning towards going over Cottonwood Pass and then hitting the camping spots on the way down, like Lakeview, Lodgepole, Rosy Lane or One Mile. On the Recreation.gov sites it looks like there are more activities (hiking, biking…) and more shade.
I would live to hear your opinions.