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Cub Lake Trail

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Address: Moraine Park Road, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
Phone Number: 970-586-1206
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This was a great hike! Although the map and signs indicated the lake was 2.3 miles, my Fitbit showed almost 3 miles before we reached the lake. Fitbit round trip: 6.1 miles... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

This was a great hike! Although the map and signs indicated the lake was 2.3 miles, my Fitbit showed almost 3 miles before we reached the lake. Fitbit round trip: 6.1 miles, 12,758 steps, 70 floors. It took us almost 3 hours, round trip. The trail is rocky so be careful to stop and enjoy the scenery and not try... More 

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Lutz, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

LOVE this trail, but never did locate the lake at the top of the incline!( I hear it is a lily-pad covered marshland) . Moraine, adjacent to Beaver Meadows, hosts hundreds of elk on alternating days- oddly enough and the 360 degree view is spectacular! New favorite spot.

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Saint Peters, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

My brother, sister-in-law and I hiked this trail loop starting at the Cub Lake trailhead and ending at Fern Lake trailhead. Total distance was a little over five miles. It wasn't a terribly challenging hike, with most of the ascent/descent being very gradual but toward the middle of the hike, the slope of the trail increases moderately, followed by a... More 

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East Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

This is a fairly easy "warmup" hike. Watch out for the horses and their leftovers! Beautiful lake covered with lilly pads.

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Denver, Colorado
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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!

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atlanta
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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.

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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.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 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 

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Westminster, Colorado
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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 

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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 

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Address: Address: Moraine Park Road, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
Phone Number: 970-586-1206
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Rocky Mountain National Park

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