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

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
blondi1517
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Thank got2bebiking
Estes Park, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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Thank Donnawinnie
PA
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31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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Denver, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 

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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 

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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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Estes Park, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016

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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