First I'd like to apologize for asking what is probably a very common question but I am completely researched out for several different travel trips we are taking this year and I find myself rather confused & a bit overwhelmed when reading all of the forums for RMNP particularly since I don't have a good sense of the region and want to make the most of our limited time.
My first thought is we could drive from Denver via the Peak to Peak Scenic Byway to Estes Park. If there is sufficient time once we arrive, we can pay to enter the park and explore from there but is that the best plan? And what would be recommended once we arrive at RMNP mid to late afternoon? I understand that the park gets very crowded and we would not be able to arrive super early in the day... We are not avid hikers but do enjoy easy scenic trails while photographing wildflowers (!!), wildlife, picnicking etc.
What would be your recommendation for a full day trip - round trip from Denver on June 29th?
Thanks in advance for your help!