Cordillera Fly Fishing

Cordillera Fly Fishing

Cordillera living includes access to 1.3 miles of private fly fishing on the Eagle River.

Six “beats” (lengths of river) are available by reservation, providing a fishing experience of unparalleled quality—and unique to the Vail Valley.

Abundant with wild rainbow and brown trout as well as cutbows, the private river parcel has fabulous catch-and-release fly fishing.

Cordillera offers residents and their guests access to four stocked fishing ponds that are carefully managed for wild fish habitat health and sustainability. The ponds include Upper Bearden, Lower Bearden, Red Draw, and Granada Glen.

Cordillera’s fishing ponds are closed when any ice forms on them. The ponds are aerated to support the fish, making the ice variable and dangerous to walk on regardless of outdoor temperature. Please stay off the ponds when they have ice and be careful not to let pets or children wander on the ice. 

Vail Valley Anglers manages Cordillera’s fishing program and provides Cordillera anglers with experienced fly-fishing guides, educational programs, and discounts on equipment and merchandise.

Homeowners interested in fishing the Cordillera Eagle River beats are asked to read and complete the Fishing Rules and Regulations and Permit application.  Reservations and permits are needed to fish the Eagle River but are not required for fishing at the ponds. Cordillera river and pond fishing regulations require that all fishing is catch-and-release with flies and single, barbless hooks only.

To report trespassing issues on the Cordillera Eagle River beats, call Cordillera Valley Public Safety at (970) 471-9131.

Water flows and temperatures are monitored continuously by Vail Valley Anglers. Fishing at ponds and on the river may be limited or curtailed based on water conditions or other fish health concerns. Vail Valley Anglers emails periodic fishing updates to participants, focusing on river issues, fishing conditions, and scheduled programs.