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Cub Lake Trail

Moraine Park Road, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
+1 970-586-1206
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Go very Early

We have done this hike many times and enjoy it each time. Now in the summer it is very busy. We hit... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Denver, Colorado
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Great hike

Very nice moderate hike. We saw all kinds of wild life on the way. We saw two separate herds of elk... read more

Reviewed 12 June 2017
Allan W
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Moraine Park Road, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
+1 970-586-1206

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have done this hike many times and enjoy it each time. Now in the summer it is very busy. We hit the trail at 6:15 am. It was nice and cool. We saw a few Elk, marmot and then baby ducks all clustered together...More

Thank smileyeye
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

Very nice moderate hike. We saw all kinds of wild life on the way. We saw two separate herds of elk with several newborns. We also saw some type of animal skeleton along the trail. It was large it may have been an elk. There...More

Thank Allan W
Reviewed 30 March 2017

This hike was recommended by the ranger at Beaver Meadows. No equipment needed. The trail was clear of snow up to the lake. There was snow on the trail if you went on to the Pool. It's a very scenic hike with good views of...More

Thank leaf888
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

There was quite a bit of snow pack so we used snowshoes and poles. The trail up and the views of the mountains are quite beautiful. The lake was totally frozen over and it was quite windy, so this hike was more about the journey...More

Thank SarahGrapesArney
Reviewed 21 December 2016

Needing a break I decided to try this trail. I'm in okay shape, but not very athletic, and it was a bit of a task climbing. It's not too long of a trail, but the last 1/3 of it is VERY steep and the altitude...More

Thank beccaleerobinson
Reviewed 28 October 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...More

Thank Pole2Pole_Images
Reviewed 22 October 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...More

Thank TeacherDoris
Reviewed 12 October 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,...More

Thank Timothy S
Reviewed 2 October 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...More

Thank Chris D
Reviewed 11 September 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...More

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Jasmine C
28 April 2016|
Response from fv1989 |
Dogs are not allowed on any trails that are part of Rocky Mountain National Park. In brief, here is the pet policy for RMNP from the official website. Pets are permitted in Rocky Mountain National Park, however they are... More
Alissa W
26 March 2015|
Response from fv1989 |
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