Enjoying the Great Outdoors

  1. Bearcat Stables (Open to the Public)

    At Bearden Homestead and Bearcat Stables, where horses have grazed for a century, the Cordillera Metro District has partnered with Indian Summer Outfitters to provide 1 to 6-hour single-day rides or extended day adventures into the back-country (including the famous Vail to Aspen trip).

  2. Biking

    Cordillera is a world-class training ground for road biking enthusiasts.

  3. Dog Park / Town Park

    A place for canine companions to run, play fetch and meet other furry friends.

  4. Fishing

    Find out how to fish in both the river parcel and Cordillera ponds.

  5. Gardening

    Cordillera’s alpine environment, diverse from the valley floor to the summit, provides gardeners with ample opportunity to watch their handiwork blossom.

  6. Hiking

    Cordillera is home to an extensive hiking trail system including 21 trails covering more than 33 miles throughout the community and preserved open space with trailhead access to more than a million acres of national forest wilderness.

  7. Nordic Center & Snowshoeing

    Located at the Cordillera Mountain Course Golf Shop, adjacent to the TimberHearth restaurant, the Cordillera Nordic Center offers 11 kilometers of groomed track, private and group snowshoe tours and ski instruction available.

  8. Outdoor Ice Rink

    Located on Carterville Road just past the Cordillera Maintenance Facility, the rink has a 120 by 80-foot ice surface with night lighting for evening skating.

  9. Skiing

    Rocky Mountain powder and world class skiing are what have made the Vail Valley famous around the globe. Vail and Beaver Creek are consistently ranked among the top ski destinations in all of North America. Beaver Creek, just a few minutes from Cordillera, has been ranked number one for families, and also has the top ranked ski and snowboard school for kids.