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Address: Moraine Park Road, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
Phone Number: 970-586-1206

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Great trail!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Lakewood, Colorado

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Lakewood, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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.

Thank H6832HKlaura
Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank LV_Lee
Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

Thank blondi1517
Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars 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.

Thank got2bebiking
Estes Park, Colorado
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars 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 

Thank MJA9201
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

We walked the Cub Lake Trail in the evening, a perfect time to see cow elk grazing with their young. Very peaceful and beautiful. We camped nearby at Moraine Park Campground.

Thank Donnawinnie
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

So the trees are dead around the lake but the actual hike there was moderate enough in difficulty& pretty enough to make it interesting. Walk along meadow for awhile with river & nice mountain views near beginning. We saw a lone elk there. Then increasing elevation gain & lots of large rocks, some shade, forest. Trail used by horses so... More 

Thank bluehighwaysPA
Denver, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Maybe I'm jaded, living in Colorado. There are so many scenic lakes nestled in the forest with mountains in the back ground. Cub Lake used to fit this description - but now the majority of the trees near the lake are dead (killed by a forest fire started by an illegal campfire). So while the lily pads are still prevalent,... More 

Thank LostInColorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

We first did the trail that goes to Fern falls but down at The Pool someone told us Cub Lake was worth the hike. Once we reached Cub Lake we were underwhelmed. All the lakes at the Bear Lake area are better than this and Cub lake wasn't worth the hike it takes to get there and back. Only thing... More 

Thank Dustin H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

My wife, six year old daughter, and myself hiked the Cub Lake trail loop around Cub Lake and The Pool. This is a long hike, my daughter got a bit worn out near the end (she's a tough kid) but it was a great experience! The hike is moderately strenuous, but is a lot more strenuous when there's snow on... More 

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