I like the effect. Any less exposure (-1/2 ev or so) would have dulled the vibrancy of the colors in a way that bumping up saturation would not be able to keep the effect here. There are limits to what post processing can do. I think you made the best choice from the start.
Photoshop has a lot of features without a doubt. I enjoy using control points in my editor (I use CaptureNX2 to edit RAW/NEF from the camera 95% of the time). Something like that might have tamed the super bright rocks and her legs a little, but if the highlights were not clipping, then I usually move on. The ACR plugin for Photoshop is very flexible and is hard to top if you can afford Photoshop. Since I am a hobbyist, I stick with CaptureNX2 and Paint Shop.
I've tweaked and post processed, then went back to the original before as well when things didn't shape up as I thought they would.
I still love the photo and the feeling that the sun was rather warm.
The light may be a bit bright on her legs, but sometimes you have to work with what you have. There is not always anything you can do about the light, unless you have an itire production team with you. overall I like this shot enough to favorite it