The Elk River Valley and North Routt area begin at the intersection of Highway 40 on the western edge of city limits and County Road 129, also known as Elk River Road. The Elk River Area includes the properties along the CR 129 corridor, running along or near the Elk River. This is a beautiful area consisting of mostly single-family homes on larger acreages. There are some smaller subdivisions, rural properties, working ranches and guest ranches, most on larger acreage parcels.
The Elk River Area is located northwest of downtown and follows the Elk River to Clark, about 17 miles from Steamboat. This area is largely comprised of 35-acre parcels but includes a mix of single-family homes on small plots, ranchettes, and cattle ranches made up of several hundred acres.