In that case, I'd go with the Aspen/Marshall Loop. You can add some mileage by going out on the WOR, but you won't get to the scenic stuff without putting in more mileage and elevation than I think you want.
Alternately you can check the Aspen Draw Trail to Meadow #5a. Meadow gets into some burn area but is still pretty nice with open views. You can stop at the Lemmon Rock Lookout too (though I believe it's not longer open to visitors -- it's still a neat spot). You can skip Aspen Draw if you just want to do Meadow. Or you can hike the road in one direction instead of doing an out and back on Aspen Draw.
Not guilty plea on all 3 counts