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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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Cub Lake with Lily Pads and Ducks

Cub Lake is absolutely beautiful any time of the year but especially so in the Spring. There are so many lily pads that one could envision walking across the lake using the pads... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
bdawgwrangler
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Estes Park, Colorado
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Estes Park, Colorado
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107 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cub Lake is absolutely beautiful any time of the year but especially so in the Spring. There are so many lily pads that one could envision walking across the lake using the pads as stepping stones.

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Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Fairly strenuous trek (last 1/2) from the trailhead. The downside is that a fire several years ago burned out major portions of the timber in the valley leading up to and around the lake. Is not the pristine setting it used to be.

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Crown Point, Indiana
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

The trail to Cub Lake is very rocky and hard on your feet. Once you finally get there you find that one side of the lake and all the trees have been devastated by fire a few years ago and so it is not very pretty.

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Since the fire some years ago, this is no longer one of my favorite Rocky Mountain hikes. The fire damage at Cub Lake was quite evident. There are lots of burnt trees and very little shad. On our way up to Cub Lake, one of the other hikers said " there are way better lakes around here." If you like... More 

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Clearwater, FL
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651 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 267 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

This is number one fav hike. I add the Fern Lake trail and get a thrilling 7 mile loop trail. Go up Cub Lake Trail come down Fern Lake. Get up early, Moose many mornings in the lake.

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Broomfield, CO
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

I started early in the morning at the edge of Moraine Park. There were at least 6 different elk I could hear bugling in the dawn. I could not see them, but that did not stop many people from finding spots along the trail or atop large boulder formations to scan the meadows for the elk (some with binoculars –... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

This is an excellent hike! There is a gradual elevation change and the distance is great for a quick out and back. We took a trail that connected to the Fern Falls trail for a 6 mile loop. We would have hiked up to Fern Falls, but hikers saw a cub. I didn't want to position myself between a mom... More 

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Russellville, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Left our campsite at Morraine Park and hiked to cub lake. Nice 6 mile round trip. Saw a Moose at the lake, had a very friendly Chipmunk, try to get too friendly. Also, heard lots of Elk Bugling and saw some as well.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

We hiked up to The Pool from the Fern Lake Trailhead, then took a 2 mile trail through the woods leading to Cub Lake and eventually out to the Cub Lake Trailhead. In the middle of the woods we saw a black bear coming right down the trail. We made noise, stood tall, and eventually had to step of the... More 

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

The trails good for the novice hiker but a bit long for young children. We took over four hours to complete the loop. The best part of the hike was that we saw very few others on the trail until we got to the area they call "the pool".

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