Gate Access

Access for the Cordillera Community is through gate houses located at the Divide and the Ranch. Both gatehouses have similar operations and use the same access devices.

Cordillera gatehouses have two entry lanes and one exit lane. The right entry lane at the gatehouses is for property owners with transponders. All other traffic, including property owners who do not have transponders, is asked to use the left lane closest to the gatehouses. 

Please slow down when approaching and driving through all gates as there are two lanes of merging traffic. Gatehouse staff frequently crosses one or both lanes when assisting contractors, truck drivers or Property Owners. 

Gatehouses are staffed from 5:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. and closed between 1:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. After-hours access for those who do not have access devices is provided through telephone call boxes located adjacent to the gatehouses on the inside lanes. Guests can use call boxes to contact public safety patrol, which can then provide remote access through the gates. Public Safety patrols operate 24 hours a day. To expedite access at all times, especially at night when the gatehouses are closed, property owners should have transponders. 

Access Devices

Cordillera uses license plate readers and eGo stickers. The type of device a property owner uses depends on user preference. Transponders and license plate readers are $40 to purchase; the eGo stickers are $25 to purchase and must be installed by CMD personnel.
Property owners will need to provide year, make, model, license plate number, contact information and emergency contact information on the application.

Contact Public Safety at 970-926-1923 or visit the Administration Building at 408 Carterville Road for new or replacement gate access devices.  

Bicycle Access

Bicycles must pre-register with Cordillera with approved access sticker, affixed to the handlebar or affixed to a plastic ID card carried by the cyclist. When riders come to the gate needing a bicycle sticker the following procedures will be followed:
  • The applicant will complete an electronic application (we will no longer be accepting paper applications). The applicant must scan the QR code to open and complete the electronic application.
  • The gate officer will give each rider who has completed an application a bicycle sticker.
  • These stickers do not expire. 


Call Boxes

Call boxes, for after-hour access of guests, are located alongside the inside lane adjacent to the gatehouses.

Troubleshooting Transponder Issues

License Plate Transponder
License plate transponders, which are mounted on the front license plate, away from the windshield and electronics, work best in these scenarios. Vehicles that must utilize a license plate device include Mercedes, Land Rover and Bentley.   

Other Transponders
Many property owners have multiple transponders from other gated communities and toll roads. Sometimes these other devices create issues because the system is trying to read these devices at the same time it is trying to read the Cordillera devices. In these situation it can be helpful if the other devices are removed or covered.