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Cub Lake Trail

Moraine Park Road, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
970-586-1206
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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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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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Westville, Indiana
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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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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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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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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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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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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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