CHRISTY BELTON, Managing Partner

Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Contact: CHRISTY BELTON - [email protected]

The ranching life demands a lot of hard work, persistence and patience and so does the life of a respected and successful ranch real estate Broker. These are the attributes Christy Belton brings to her clients and the ranch real estate industry.

A long-time Routt County resident and accomplished Ranch Broker, Christy is no stranger to the intricacies of ranch and recreation land ownership and agricultural operations. Christy, her husband and son run a cow-calf operation in addition to a 1,500-head yearling operation in the Elk River Valley of Steamboat Springs.

Previous owner of a pack-in wilderness outfitting company, 12 years of commercial cattle operations and years of experience in the recreation and ranch real estate market, Christy has a well-rounded approach to facilitating smooth buyer and seller transactions. A direct, no-bull, straight-shooting business professional, she is well experienced in the complexities of land brokerage including water and minerals rights, easements, livestock and outdoor recreation operations. She understands the importance of client confidentiality, detail work and research which facilitate smooth execution of buyer and seller contracts.

One of the most rewarding aspects of being a Ranch Broker is finding land that works for her client’s unique needs and investing time and effort to discover all of the details associated with the acquisition or sale transaction. Ethics, integrity and accountability to her Buyers and Sellers are her highest priority and what makes her representation invaluable.

Professional Affiliations & Achievements:
Regis University – B.A. in Natural Sciences · 2009 Accredited Land Consultant – Realtors Land Institute/Colorado · 2012 President – Routt County Cattlewomen’s Association · 2008 Realtor of the Year – Realtors Land Institute

CHRISTY BELTON's Listings and Sold Properties:

Steamboat River Ranch


Colorado - Routt County - Steamboat Springs

Acres 490 |

Price $12,950,000

Bordered by the Elk River, these 490 acres of prime irrigated and grazing land feature luxury improvements along a river corridor, access to national forest and nearly 2 miles of live water. With close proximity to quaint shops, fine dining and world class skiing, this ranch strikes a balance between productive ranchland, quality improvements and first-rate recreational amenities.

Sweetwater Lake Ranch Colorado Garfield County Gypsum

Sweetwater Lake Ranch


Colorado - Garfield County - Gypsum

Acres 488 |

Price $9,300,000

One of the few ranches in Colorado encompassing a large, natural lake. The convenience to the I-70 corridor and ski resorts and the extensive prior planning and engineering for the water rights make this an attractive offering with numerous hold and exit strategies. The spectacular setting and the adjacent national forest, year-round access and privacy are attractive qualities not easily found in the West.

Yampa River Ranch


Colorado - Routt County - Steamboat Springs

Acres 414 |

Price $8,900,000

This 414-acre ranch on the banks of the Yampa River has year-round paved access and is 15 miles west of Steamboat. In pristine condition, the custom 5,600-square-foot Montana log home overlooks the river corridor. River improvements have been completed; this stretch is known for its monster browns. Bald eagles put on a spectacular display as they fly from nest to hunting perches in the cottonwoods that line the river. Near regional airport with private and commercial service and is an easy drive to Steamboat.



Colorado - Routt County - Steamboat Springs

Acres 2,000 |

Price $6,999,000

This 2,000-acre working cattle ranch, 12 miles north of Steamboat Springs, includes good ranch improvements, cattle working facilities, creek, ponds, irrigated and dryland hay, fenced and cross-fenced and easy access on county roads. Located in a scenic valley, the ranch is convenient to town and ideally set up for livestock.

Elk River Retreat Colorado Routt County Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Guest Ranch


Colorado - Routt County - Steamboat Springs

Acres 38 |

Price $1,450,000 Reduced

Bordered by the Routt National Forest, this 38-acre resort has 800+ feet of private frontage on the crystal-clear Elk River. The property is 20 paved miles from Steamboat Springs on easily traveled, year round county roads and three miles from the quaint community of Clark. With paved road access, live water and public ground boundary, the ranch is ideal as summer/fall/winter resort or as a versatile residential mountain property.

Sidney Peak Ranch


Colorado - Routt County - Steamboat Springs

Acres 50 |

Price $585,000

This gated, shared-amenity ranch in a valley floor shares central water, groomed equestrian/hiking/biking trails, paved roads and a comfortable bunkhouse among the 32 owners. Only 7 miles from the slopes, the ranch features a professionally managed barn and indoor riding arena with on-site horse boarding. The site of a historic homestead, this 50-acre agricultural parcel offers panoramic views and irrigated hay meadows. Benefits include significantly lower property taxes.

SOLD - Sand Point Ranch


Colorado - Routt/Rio Blanco Counties - Oak Creek

Acres 3,000 |

Price $12,950,000

Just over 3,000 acres of varied alpine terrain located 35 miles south of Steamboat Springs, Colorado. The ranch has a long national forest boundary and consists of mixed forest, open parks and dramatic overlooks. Traditionally used as a hunting property and for sheep and cattle grazing, Sand Point Ranch also has irrigated grass hay meadows and appurtenant irrigation water rights. Located 35 miles south of the Colorado resort town of Steamboat Springs, the ranch is easily accessed via year-round paved and gravel state and county roads.

SOLD - Brinker Creek Ranch


Colorado - Routt County - Yampa

Acres 1,451 |

Price $2,400,000

Located at the base of the Flattops Range in the Steamboat/Vail corridor, Brinker Creek Ranch consists of 1,451 acres ideally suited for high country grazing and native grass hay production. Traditionally worked as a cattle operation, the ranch has both dryland and irrigated hay meadows interspersed among several draws and small plateaus that provide excellent forage for cattle and wildlife.



Colorado - Routt County - Oak Creek

Acres 3,397 |

Price $4,500,000

Little Trout Ranch, 3,397-acre recreation and hunting ranch, is located just 20 miles from Steamboat Springs, Colorado, in the State Highway 131 corridor. Surprising is the proximity to Oak Creek (about 1 mile) coupled with the extreme privacy the ranch affords. The ranch has several dramatic draws and ridges which create outstanding wildlife habitat and 100-mile vistas of enormous basins, sandstone cliffs and snow capped mountain ranges in northwest Colorado. Good ranch roads exist, leading to ponds, springs, and small creeks. Little Trout Ranch is bordered on several sides by smaller (mostly landlocked) BLM parcels and is well suited for big game hunting and year-round recreation. Very few ranches of this size are available for sale in Routt County; Little Trout Ranch is aggressively priced and extremely easy to access. Please contact Christy Belton for details.



Colorado - Routt County - Maybell

Acres 741 |

Price $799,000

The Rafter 5 Snake River Ranch is 741 acres of high desert rangeland located in the northwest corner of Colorado. Approximately one mile of both sides of the Little Snake River winds through and along the eastern edge of the ranch. A newer log cabin with wrap-around porch sits on a high plateau overlooking the long river valley. The ranch is remote and located in and near some of the best big game hunting units in the state.



Colorado - Routt County - Clark

Acres 552 |

Price $17,000,000

Located near Steamboat Springs, Colorado, this luxury guest ranch has a new lodge addition, large indoor riding arena and luxury cabins provide a balance of indulgence and customized adventure for guests from around the world. Recreation includes an equestrian program with horse clinics; an adventure center for hiking, biking, riding, fishing, rock climbing, rafting/kayaking, backcountry skiing and more. Public land permits provide access to tens of thousands of acres in the surrounding Routt National Forest. With a history of outstanding service and quality, combined with its location and irreplaceable entitlements, one of Colorado’s finest guest ranches.

SOLD - Mystic Hill Ranch


Colorado - Routt County - Steamboat Springs

Acres 1300 |

Price $7,800,000

Mystic Hill Ranch is the epitome of a dream-ranch in the Colorado Rockies—end of the road privacy, live water, snowcapped Continental Divide views, and a custom log home. With water rights, ponds, irrigated meadows, springs, diverse terrain and some minerals, it checks off a lot of boxes for the buyer. Surrounded by large working ranches, the ranch is extremely private and a haven for big game. A new barn with professionally designed livestock working facilities and hay shed are situated at the southern end of the ranch near the irrigated fields. The comfortable 3,000-square-foot home is nestled at the edge of a stand of spruce and pines and is steps from Miller Creek, which flows the length of the ranch. Access to the shopping, dining and skiing in Steamboat Springs via county-maintained paved and gravel roads is under 20 miles.

SOLD - Elk River Hay Ranch


Colorado - Routt County - Steamboat Springs

Acres 65.83 |

Price $749,000

With views of the cottonwood-lined Elk River winding along the base of Sleeping Giant, this 65.83-acre parcel has paved road access to Steamboat and public land trailheads. Water rights out of the Keller Ditch, which traverses the northern boundary, irrigate the 54 acres of grass and alfalfa.

SOLD - Three Waters Ranch


Colorado - Routt County - Steamboat Springs

Acres 1,138 |

Price $12,000,000

The legendary Elk River flows through Three Waters Ranch and a fishing stream winds through the meadows. A large, spring-fed lake reflects the peak of nearby Round Mountain. Together, the river, the stream and the lake give Three Waters Ranch its name and offer endless fishing adventures. Bordered by the Routt National Forest, the ranch encompasses 1,138 acres of pasture and wilderness.

SOLD - White River Ranch


Colorado - Rio Blanco County - Rangely

Acres 214 |

Price $675,000

214 acres of riverfront acreage in western Colorado between Rangely and Meeker. The ranch is ideally set up for livestock with hay storage, a barn, sheds and outbuildings. The entire northern and southern boundaries border tens of thousands of acres of public ground, providing access to the excellent hunting found in northwest Colorado.

SOLD - Bear River Ranch


Colorado - Routt County - Steamboat Springs

Acres 43.20 |

Price $1,450,000

With over 1,200 feet of both sides of the Yampa (Bear) River and access to over a mile of water, the 43-acre Bear River Ranch is an outstanding angling property located just seven miles west of Steamboat.

SOLD - Murphy Larsen Ranch Lot 4


Colorado - Routt County - Clark

Acres 50 |

Price $1,170,000

The Murphy Larsen Ranch, thoughtfully developed by a family that deeply values conservation offers homesites among 1,500 acres of spectacular alpine scenery nestled in the quaint community of Clark, Colorado.

SOLD - Step Rock Ranch


- Routt County - Oak Creek

Acres 835 |

Price $3,950,000

835 acres with home located 30 miles south of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, along the banks of Trout Creek with a National Forest boundary and surrounded by large area ranches. Traditionally used for hunting and grazing, Step Rock Ranch is also ideally set up for horses.

SOLD - Pinnacle Homestead


Colorado - Routt County - Oak Creek

Acres 38.6 |

Price $545,000

Tucked in to the edge of an aspen grove with long views up the Trout Creek valley to the Continental Divide sits a spacious and well-designed home on 38 acres. The contractor-owned home was built with quality and functionality in mind with stained concrete floors, giant windows to frame mountain views, master suite on the main level and great porches, decks and outdoor space to enjoy the mountain lifestyle. The large kitchen features stainless appliances, a dual fuel 6 burner commercial Viking range, an island with multiple outlets, tile counters and a pantry. Two walls of windows surround the dining area with doors to both front and side decks. The great room with vaulted ceilings and a gas stove is open to the loft above. The home is comfortable and inviting. The property also includes a 2,000+ s.f. shop for equipment repair/storage and attached stalls. Pastures are fenced and cross-fenced and access to the adjacent National Forest is on the southern end of the property. Mostly covered in aspens, the land is relatively level and is suitable for grazing. Steamboat Springs is 30 miles north on year round county and state roads and groceries, schools and fuel are 6 miles west in Oak Creek. Aggressive pricing combined with the quality of the home, the shop/barn/corrals, and the adjacent public lands make this property a very appealing value.

SOLD - Chimney Creek Ranch


Colorado - Routt County - Steamboat Springs

Acres 560 |

Price $1,999,999

20 miles northwest of Steamboat Springs on year-round Routt County Road 56. The ranch consists of 560+/- mostly open acres with Chimney Creek running through and several building sites which could take advantage of the views.

SOLD - Deep Creek Homestead


Colorado - Routt County - Steamboat Springs

Acres 40 |

Price $735,000

North of Steamboat Springs, a beautifully crafted home for sale only 20 minutes from the slopes in the heart of the Elk River Valley; this 40-acre horse property exemplifies the mountain recreation lifestyle.

SOLD - Elk River Meadow


Colorado - Routt County - Steamboat Springs

Acres 42 |

Price $649,000

New home for sale on 42 acres with 1,000+ feet of private Elk River frontage. Less than 10 miles north of Steamboat Springs, the home overlooks the native grass hay meadows, river corridor and the conservation land.

SOLD - Saddle Bow Ranch


Colorado - Routt County - Steamboat Springs

Acres 73 |

Price $575,000

Saddle Bow Ranch is bank owned and lies within 15 miles of one of the top ski resorts in the country. This is a great opportunity to own 73 private acres with an attractive 4,700 sq.ft. home and large shop/barn.

SOLD - Elk River Fishing Ranch


Colorado - Routt County - Steamboat Springs

Acres 70 |

Price $3,150,000

70 acres with a two-thirds of a mile primary channel and additional one-third mile secondary channel of superb fly fishing along the Elk River just minutes from Steamboat Springs and world-class skiing.

SOLD - Marabou Ranch


Colorado - Routt County - Steamboat

Acres 6 |

Price $2,050,000

Marabou Ranch, a 1,717 acre working cattle ranch located only 5.5 miles from downtown Steamboat Springs and 8.5 miles from the base of the ski area, consists of 62 homesteads and over 1,300 acres of dedicated open space.