Fishing nirvana is owning a 1.3-mile stretch of the Eagle River. It feels worlds away but is outside your door; it's just one of the many benefits and amenities of living at Cordillera. Cordillera is one of the few communities that owns a private piece of the river, allowing property owners access to the Eagle River for year-round, world-class fishing, abundant with large rainbow and brown trout. The river parcel also features viewing benches and walking paths. In addition, Cordillera is home to several stocked and managed ponds.
Vail Valley Anglers (VVA) manages Cordillera’s Fishing Program with its industry-endorsed guides. Educational programs, discounts on equipment and merchandise and a variety guide programs are offered.
To obtain a fishing pass for Cordillera waters, property owners need to fill out this form. Upon approval, VVA will schedule an orientation; you can also pick up the current year fishing pass. The orientation class is for property owners to learn safety, rules and regulations and proper fish-handling techniques.
Cordillera has four ponds accessible for fishing (Upper Bearden, Lower Bearden, Red Draw and Grenada Glen complete with a picnic area and dry dock). Each pond is stocked every spring with brown and rainbow trout. Vail Valley Anglers oversees the execution of the stocking and maintains the health of the ponds and their inhabitants. Fishable ponds are available to all Cordillera property owners and accompanied guests; guests who are not with an owner will be asked to leave. The Grenada Glen Pond offers a picnic area for Cordillera property owners' enjoyment.