I wish it were that easy LOL!
To be honest it comes down to what you want and what you are willing to do to get it so to speak. Theres many different types of guided hunts horseback, mule, hike in, spike camp, tent camp, lodge, drive in access. Then you need to decide area as tags differ throughout the elk states. Cost also varies, what is your break the bank limit? that will determine a lot in your research for guide services that you want etc. Theres a lot of research that go into these types of hunts as everyone is different. And you started off right by asking questions. Ive done a lot of hunting all over the world and one thing I can say is this, research is worth its weight in gold and then some when doing hunts abroad. Now I mostly just do archery elk I love it!
I slowed way back on the elk hunts because I could hunt africa for similar cost and shoot much more animals. Heaading back to africa next month!
Wish you the best and hope you find what you are looking for, if you have any questions feel free to ask or PM me. I will be on Lanai for the next week hopefully can get some venison for the freezer.
Aloha and happy hunting!