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Cub Creek is about a 4 min drive from my house so I frequently hike it. There is rarely much city/tourist traffic due to the allure of the mighty Maxwell Falls nearby and after around 6 miles in or so, Cub Creek gets such little use that it is visually hard to pick up in spots. Also, the trail is quite remote once you get into the Mt Evans Wilderness area and you can stop and not hear any traffic or other noise that we are so accustomed to. The solitude is what makes this trail so great.

Very cool mature stand of Aspen in a mile or so.

Pretty easy to moderate trail with a very steady rate of climb (only 2,200ft gain over 5 miles).

ACCESS UPDATE: There are NO private land access problems now once you get 4+ miles in contrary to many maps and trail reviews you may reference. Thank you Stransky Ranch family and USFS for working that out.

Soon, I will be doing a multi-day backpacking trip to explore the connecting trails at the end of cub creek and to scout for Elk sign (GMU 39).

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Monday, March 21, 2016

This is one of my favorite hikes close to Denver. It's located between both upper and lower Maxwell Falls THs, but I'm also referring to "Cub Creek Trail" not the loop. Good amount of parking, usually not many people, somewhat leads in to the national forest area. You're supposed to have dogs on the leash, but it's not very crowded so you can let them off occasionally but be respectful and aware aka don't ruin this for other people.

Pros: Good hiking with good elevation gain and loss, eventually hits the creek about 3.5 or so miles in, good parking, never very crowded besides location, can find antlers in the right time of year

Cons: Close to some residential areas, comes very close to private property, some disrespectful dog owners (don't clean up, don't know when to leash their dog, etc.)

Saturday, January 18, 2014