Summer Hiking & Cordillera Hiking Challenge

Cordillera has over 32 miles of hiking trails within this beautiful community and this is the summer to check them all off your list! Join Aubrey Lewis throughout the summer to tackle each trail or hike them on your own with friends and neighbors. The challenge starts Monday, June 15, and continues through the summer. Download or print the hiking checklist and check out the Cordillera Summer Trail Map. Aubrey’s hikes start this Monday, June 15. See below for June hikes. She will also be doing a few off campus hikes throughout the summer so keep your eye out for those.

Want to track your mileage and elevation of your hikes? Join our Cordillera Hiking Challenge 2020 on the Strava app. Simply download the app and search for Cordillera Hiking Challenge 2020 under Clubs. Hit ‘Record’ before you start your hike and ‘Finish’ when you are done. You can see others hikes that have joined the club and give them kudos on their activities. It makes for friendly competition and a great way to keep track of any type of physical activity.

June Hiking Schedule

Monday | June 15 | 9 a.m.
Upper El Mirador & Lake Creek Lookout Trail @ Divide (approx. 3 miles, moderate hike, loop trail)
Meet at the end of El Mirador on the Divide.

Wednesday | June 17 | 11 a.m.
Quarter Horse & Fox Trotter Loops @ Territories (approx. 4 miles, moderate hike, loop trail)
Meet at the intersection of Walking Stick and Territory Trail.

Wednesday | June 24 | 11 a.m.
Get-A-Long Trail & Murphy’s Creek @ Summit (approx. 4 miles, moderate hike, one-way trail)
Meet at Parking Lot of Big Park at the Summit. Hike will be one way, and we will shuttle back.

Monday | June 29 | 9 a.m.
Stag Gulch Trail (approx. 6 miles, moderate to difficult hike, out-and-back trail)
Meet at Squaw Creek Trailhead. From the Cordillera Post office take a left on Squaw Creek Road like you’re going up to the Ranch. Instead of taking the right hairpin turn, continue straight ahead. Continue on the road until you get to a trailhead parking lot on the right.

To sign up for hikes please make reservations up to two days in advance by visiting and selecting the tennis racquet icon for Recreation Reservations. There are ten spots available for each hike.

For questions and how to set up the Strava app, please contact Aubrey Lewis at 303-909-9499 or

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