We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Moraine Park Road, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
Phone Number: 970-586-1206
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 124 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 73
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Most recent review
Fern Lake Trail

This was really beautiful and peaceful. There were hardly anyone on the trail and we enjoyed a 4.5 mile snowshoe hike with our 7 year old son. It was truly gorgeous. Started to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 1, 2015
Clare K
,
Denver, Colorado
Add Photo Write a Review

124 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Denver, Colorado
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

This was really beautiful and peaceful. There were hardly anyone on the trail and we enjoyed a 4.5 mile snowshoe hike with our 7 year old son. It was truly gorgeous. Started to snow as we neared Fern Lake. Can't wait to return and do more!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
atlanta
Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
40 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The trail starts by crossing a large valley meadow where late afternoon you can spot elk munching the grass, also saw coyote and rabbits. Then the terrain changed, lots of opportunities for photos. The dark was catching us so had to head back before making the lake but was still worth it.

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Took my five children on this trail. (ages 15-4). It took us 5 hours to hike the 2.7 miles to the lake and back to the trail head but it was tons of fun. The best part how much the landscape changes. You go through meadows, forest and rocky areas.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This is very nice hike with a lot of variety. We started at Cub Lake Trailhead early in the morning and really enjoyed the coolness at that hour. You go through an open moraine and alpine meadows for a while so its best to do this early in the morning as there will be few opportunities for shade. It's a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Westminster, Colorado
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This is a great trail for everyone-including young kids. The trail starts out with a mountain view in a meadow and moves to forest, aspen groves, rocky outcrops, lightning burned forest, to the beautiful Cub Lake. The lake is surrounded by a lot of fallen trees. A lot of the trees have been affected by the pine beetles that have... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We hiked four days on our vaction in RMNP and thought this was the most beautiful. There is a little bit of everything - meadows, wildflowers, mountains, river, small cascades and a forest area. We did the loop back to Fern Lake. The trail only gains 300 feet in elevation, but it's in one place, so it is very steep.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Westville, Indiana
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
78 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Before we left for Colorado I bought a "Best Easy Day Hikes RMNP" book. In it they have descriptions of the best day hikes. They had a suggestion for turning the Cub Lake hike into a loop with the Fern Lake trail. My husband & I decided to go for it. The first thing we did was get up early... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
USA
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
31 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This is a great hike we did it with four children ranging in age from 2 to 8. The kids scrambled up the boulders on the right while the parents enjoy the view to the left a lot of shallow ponds a lot of wildlife to see some of the ducks and their ducklings The actual lake is 2.3 miles... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Fort Worth, Texas
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I cannot say enough about Cub Lake. It is scenic, beautiful, and it is not a difficult hike. We have seen lots of animals, wild flowers, meadows, the lake, lily pads and just wonderful scenery. Hike Cub Lake and sit on the "high rock" at the lake. You will be entertained by ducks, least chipmunks, and golden mantle ground squirrels.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Slidell, Louisiana, United States
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This was a nice hike with pretty views. It did get tough in some spots and we decided to head back after about 1.5 miles because of weather.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Cub Lake Trail also viewed

Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
 
Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
 

Been to Cub Lake Trail? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Cub Lake Trail staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?