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Address: Moraine Park Road, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
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Excellent Trail / Circular Hike

This is a very scenic trail through very pretty forrest. We did this on a sunny fall day, so the colours were spectacular. Its quite a strenuous hike if you're not used to the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 28, 2016
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St. Albans, United Kingdom

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

This is a very scenic trail through very pretty forrest. We did this on a sunny fall day, so the colours were spectacular. Its quite a strenuous hike if you're not used to the altitude, but well worth the effort. We did the circular route back to the car park, but you can backtrack from Cub Lake if you don't... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

This hike is good many times in the year, but very beautiful in the fall. It is about 4.5 miles round trip and can be made into a loop if you choose. As you start on the trail you are heading up through a glacial valley that had a forest fire come through recently. You will see evidence of it... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

Having done longer hikes near sea level I thought this 2.5 mile hike would not be too difficult, I was totally wrong. We were out of breathe and felt hungry. The low humidity took a toll with chapped lips. Wished I had hiking poles. Nonetheless, the view of Cub Lake was worth the "pain". We picnicked on the rocks overlooking... More 

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Winter Springs, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

Starts out wonderful nice walk thru the meadows crosses a few streams great scenery Elk in the area, everything you would want in a RMNP hike in our case the aspens are in full color. Ok so then your about 3 qtrs there and the trail changes t a rock laden path. Then the climb starts honestly 1/2 mile up... More 

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Marathon, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

Pretty views of lake and meadows areas, with Rocky Mountains in the back drop. You'll start at about 8000+ ft and get up to 8700, so mild gain and workout if you are just getting used to altitude. We saw a mother moose and calf grazing in the meadow on way to the lake. We made a loop hike by... More 

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Lakewood, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

Nice trail, picturesque, not too tough, can cross over to other trails easily. if you haven't been on this trail in the last few years, it's different due to a fire in the area several years ago. Much more open and sunny now.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016

No visit to RMNP is complete without hiking to Lake Haiyaha. On the way to Lake Haiyaha, see Cub Lake as well.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

We hit this trailhead when it met up with the fern lake trailhead. This makes for about a 6 mile loop. Our family of six made the trek with relative ease. There is a lot of rocky terrain with this one and some uphill walking. My 71-year-old mother made it - albeit with a lot of huffing and puffing and... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016

Loved the lily pads and wildflowers. Too bad this area has been the victim to a forest fire at one point as the trees are not so pretty.

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Estes Park, Colorado
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2016

Cub Lake is a quiet and beautiful destination. The remains from the 2012 fire add a unique charm to the lake; lily pads are in abundance and in mid-July, the wildflowers are in bloom all around. We started at the Fern Lake trailhead, saw The Pool, then walked up the mile to Cub Lake. It's quite a climb, but worth... More 

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