11 and 211 are not exactly the kind of mountains you picture as elk country. There are elk there, but it's not super high elevation, backcountry wilderness stuff. Expect scrub oaks and P-J, some mixed aspen and pine stands too, but not a lot unless you're over 8,000 feet. Road access is very good throughout most of the area, no real need to hike 6 miles anywhere. Pick a parcel, hunt it, and if there's nothing fresh, move on quickly.
Here is an inexpenive and effective deer feeder I made recently.
No batteries to go dead, no hoisting it up in the tree, plenty of capacity, very easy to fill - so far, I love it.
I have made two of these and they are easy to build.
An empty 55 gallon drum, some 2x4's, some PVC tubing and fittings, a little bit of hardware and some paint - and you are ready to go.
I designed it so you can stand on the lower rung and fill it - the top is about 6.5 feet above the ground.
It holds about 375...