I wouldn't go there if I were you, least of all during 2nd season. Too many hunters, not enough elk, tough terrain and vegetation to hunt them in, poor success, poor trophy quality, etc, etc. It's a popular unit more for convenience and proximity to the Front Range than because of any special quality. I don't like the Flat Tops either, but at least there's lots of elk there and high success rates.
So sorry, the right direction should be a better unit.
And I guess since you wanted tips on where to go, either go North into North Park, west to the Gore Range, South towards Vail and South Park or East to the good limited units on the Front Range like 20 or 46. I also wouldn't hunt 2nd season.
There is one tip I have learned over the years in hunting whitetails in late season snow. Do not overlook soybeans left standing on the edges of fence rows, woods, creeks, buildings wherever it might be, this is where the deer will be while the food lasts during late season. December/January will pull deer in from some distance away to feed on the easy to get to food.
I killed one of my nicest bucks off of a very small patch of soybeans that was left after rains created a...