I am planning a hunt in Co next fall as I have learned that as a non resident alien I can hunt there without a guide providing I can demonstrate that I have the equivalent to the Colorado hunter safety training. So where should I head? I am going with a local friend, who is suggesting the San Juan and Flat Tops areas for the moment, what other areas are there to look at? We are fit hunters and either going to backpack and bivvy or go with horses and light camps so we can be mobile. Working hard is not a problem, but for the trip to be worthwhile it needs to be in an area where there are big elk and where I can realistically expect to find one. I am also thinking about going in for a week of scouting in the week prior to the opening, then spending about 2 weeks or 10 days actually hunting. Anyone care to provide clues to good area where there is no vehicle access and that is known for big elk? Thanks in advance.