ok final question I swear:
One day-a Saturday:
Which route would you advise for driving on a Sat. morning (scenic yet NOT hair-raising passes etc.) from Buena Vista towards Estes Park-and lodging for that one night. Next day continue on to Estes Park w/3 nights lodging booked there already at Beaver Meadows area. THANKS!
(I checked out Lake Granby--think I'd prefer a route that brought us through fun towns like Leadville, maybe Vail but also avoiding staying in Lake Granby area. I checked it out--not really into rustic cabin lodgings on this trip.)