Unfortunately the "wet" mountains are not that wet. Pikes is close enough but you'll have to wait for spring stability. A lot of stuff to do there.
One of the guys I get out with is working on a backcountry ski guide for I70 down south to Pikes front range descents. So there might be some stuff in there. I think he hopes to have it out this fall. He wrote the 10 mile-Mosquito range guide.
Sounds like you are close but not quite close enough.