One of the biggest mistakes Colorado elk hunters make is not getting in shape before going to the hunt. Elk country in Rand, Colorado is rough terrain with walking distances needing to be traveled to get to good elk hunting. Combine these distances and steep hills and a minimum equipment back pack weighing as much as 30 pounds along with eight pound rifle can become very uncomfortable before the day is over.
Imagine as if your Colorado guided elk hunt is a small marathon. Most runners train both physically and mentally for the task at hand. Exercise with a curriculum to managed your progress and improved abilities. Good luck.