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.
I've spent countless hours either on my hands and knees or bent over, messing up my back, looking for blood. One such instance I remember most was a hog hunt a few years ago in Mississippi. I had never shot a hog so when I poked a hole in this guy; I was determined to find him. Wearing snake leggings, I crawled on my hands and knees through the briars and the brambles and bushes where a rabbit wouldn't go. I found a spot of blood here and there but never the pig. And lucky for me, I didn't find...