I agree with Old Hunter. Don't pick CO to chase points, it will take you a long time (15-20+years) for top units. Instead pick a couple states and start building points, burn them every 2-5 years and you will have a quality hunt. First you need to get experience, if you just build points for 10 yrs and think because the unit is good you will hike in and find big elk you could get very disappointed. I would recommend getting the hunting experiences started and you can learn from there. OTC gets you hunting now, and will also put elk hunting the rockies into perspective. You can still buy a point for Wyoming, this is a good state to start accumulating for b/c of the elk and the affordability of not having to put in for a tag.