The west side of the divide in RMNP sees a relatively small amount of traffic. I found this to be true on Watanga. The actual summit is suprisingly ruggedly when compared to the overall flat appearance of the summit plateau.
I did all the peaks around Watanga Lake. There was still lots of snow the last mile to the lake and all around the lake. It made for slower going but cleared up once I made treeline. I started with Watanga, crossed over Mt Adams, Roaring, and finished with Twin Peaks. Lots of old summit registers up there and great views into Paradise. Climbed 11,831 and ll,801 west of Neva the next day and found lots of snow up there as well.
"After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, which is the most horrible thing in the world."
--Oscar Wilde on Absinthe