Re: Co unit 62
I live in GJ, CO and am familiar with 61 & 62. Believe you've made a good choice in units. Most success hunters in my group have had is by finding vantage points to see into the canyons and glassing. IMHO it is a waste of time to descend into a canyon and still hunt, elk are difficult to stalk in this open country after the September rut and the first few shots of rifle season are fired. A LR rig you are competent with is a big plus.
One thing about the Uncompadre Plateau where you will be hunting is that Divide Road is both the boundary between the two units and roughly the the top. Most all the hunters start out at the top accessing both units from Divide Rd. Basically, pressure from hunters and vehicular traffic along Divide Rd means all the game is being pushed to lower elevations, down into the Junipers and Pinyons.
YMMV - Good Hunting