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Cub Lake Trail

Moraine Park Road, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
970-586-1206
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Westminster, Colorado
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
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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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Westville, Indiana
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94 reviews 94 reviews
75 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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

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USA
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55 reviews 55 reviews
23 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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

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Fort Worth, Texas
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14 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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

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Slidell, Louisiana, United States
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The hike was 2.3 miles each way for us. It started in a valley, but the terrain became uphill on a rocky trail. Make sure are prepared. It gets really tough. We saw several people that stopped to take a break because it was difficult. Also, the scenery is not that great right now because the area is rebounding from... More

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Eaton, Colorado
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Pretty much a flat hike, a few rough spots, but never the less, a great spot to turn the kidos loose. If they can be quite, there is a ton of small wild animals around. You never know what just around the next corner.

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Cd'A, Id.
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66 reviews 66 reviews
13 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We drove to the trail head near cub lake in RMNP and were fortunate to view 4 newborn elk calves. A local couple we encountered here informed us that the calves had been born that same day. They were a beautiful sight to see and we were thankful for experiencing this gift to us.

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Poteau, Oklahoma
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58 reviews 58 reviews
12 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We hiked to Cub Lake then circled back passing the Pool to end at Fern Lake Trailhead. The first part was moderate with inclines, rocky & some narrow places. Passed within a few feet of several elk & had beautiful scenery throughout. Cub Lake was more of a pond? The 2nd half was an easier hike to the end. Our... More

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