Summer at The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera offers cool, crisp mountain mornings, warm and sunny afternoons, and a variety of exciting activities in Beaver Creek. From fly-fishing and horseback riding to mountain biking, hiking, to playing tennis or golf, Cordillera and the surrounding Vail Valley offer something for everyone.
Experience the great outdoors and try a hand at fishing in Colorado's rivers and lakes. Professional guides can help improve technique or teach the basic skills of fishing to your group on Cordillera's private waters and well-stocked ponds. Comprehensive fly fishing schools are offered, as well as guided wade and float trips. Fly Fishing Outfitters is the preferred outfitter for The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera and was named the 2007 Orvis Endorsed Outfitter of the Year.
Nestled in a valley within Cordillera, Bearcat Stables specializes in intimate rides of eight or less, from one hour to four days in the beautiful Rocky Mountains. Catch glimpses of elk, deer and circling hawks moving through aspen stands and wildflower covered meadows. Ride a beautiful, trustworthy horse selected for your ability level.
Cordillera Day Camp
Cordy's Camp is a summer day camp from June 1, to August 19, Monday - Friday, for children ages 5 to 12. The Cordillera Trailhead family Facility turns into the 'Children's Clubhouse', complete with an outdoor pool, water slide, playground, and teepees in the woods. The staff at Cordy's Camp focuses on offering each child the opportunity to experience Colorado and the great outdoors at their peak. Children are able to choose what activities they will participate in each day, whether it's sports and games on the lawn or arts and crafts in the Great Room of the Trailhead. Special instruction in tennis, golf and swimming is offered at an additional cost each week. Contact the concierge for more information.
Cordillera Day Camp Activities
Let an experienced guide drive you through the beautiful Colorado high country in a comfortable four-wheel drive Jeep or Hummer. Enjoy day tours of old ghost towns, mining towns, scenic panoramas, and flower-filled meadows. If you want to do the driving yourself, try an exciting ATV adventure. With easy to drive four wheelers, you will explore the historic Camp Hale area, four different mountain ranges, and the Continental Divide.
Take the Centennial Express Chairlift to the top of Beaver Creek Mountain , and enjoy a spectacular, extensive network of mountain bike trails. A wide variety of guided tours and instruction are available, or you can just cruise the mountain on your own. Other local tours include Vail Pass, Shrine Pass, Boreas Pass, Glenwood Canyon, and Vail Mountain. Choose from a simple bike rental to a fully guided tour including a gourmet picnic lunch.
Experience the thrill of whitewater rafting on the Colorado, Eagle, or Arkansas Rivers. Individuals of all ages and fitness levels can enjoy Colorado's rafting season, which runs from May through early October. According to your preferences, your guide can take you through challenging rapids or a relaxing, lazy float trip.
Hike among the resort’s 17 miles of maintained trails, or grab a map and explore the hundreds of spectacular trails found throughout the Vail Valley. Whether you’re interested in a leisurely stroll through a wildflower-dotted meadow, a moderate hike to a waterfall, or a challenging hike to the top of one of Colorado’s famed “14ers,” you’ll find it all nearby.
Just a short drive away, find a state-of-the-art, twelve-station “sporting clays" course set in some of Colorado’s most dramatic scenery. One of the country’s most challenging courses, it is fully automated and professionally designed. Whether you're an adventurous novice needing instruction or a seasoned shooter, this topnotch sporting clays course has something for you.
The Lodge & Spa offers an indoor and outdoor pool as well as a jacuzzi to relax your muscles after a long day of skiing, hiking or any of the other activities near Cordillera.
We feature a tennis center at The Valley Course with two clay courts. This center is available to guests only through private instruction. For more information on the clay courts please consult our concierge.
Beaver Creek offers a rodeo every Thursday night during the summer. This exciting event includes activities such as Bull Riding and Mutton Busting! A petting zoo and pony rides are also available all evening.
Theater and the Arts
The quaint European-inspired pedestrian malls of Vail Village and Beaver Creek set the stage for many interesting and exciting cultural events, including concerts, international ballet performances, arts and crafts festivals, wine tastings, and more. The Vail Valley exudes culture, boasting over twenty art galleries and Bravo!, the Vail Valley Music Festival held in Ford Amphitheater every summer. Beaver Creek is home to the Vilar Center for the Performing Arts, where patrons can enjoy concerts, solo performances, ballet, and live theater.
Chairlift and Gondola Rides
The views from the mountaintop are fabulous, and we encourage everyone to ride the chairlifts or the gondola at some point during a visit to the Vail Valley. Group lift tickets rates are available and vary depending upon the size of the group. (Separate lift tickets are required for Vail and Beaver Creek.)
All recreational activities are provided by third parties and The Lodge and Spa at Cordillera does not endorse and disclaims any responsibility or liability for such activities. The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera does not endorse and is not liable for any activities undertaken by guests and all guests shall participate in such activities at their own risk.