Cub Lake Trail Loop

EASY 145 reviews
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Cub Lake Trail Loop is a 6.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Estes Park, Colorado that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
6.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
902 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

Directions from Estes Park: Travel west on Hwy 36 past the Beaver Meadows Entrance Station Bear Lake Roadd. Take this road south (left) to the turn--off for the Cub Lake and Fern Lake Trailheads and Moraine Park. The trailhead is about two miles on this road.

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6 days ago

Beautiful trail that is pretty easy. The section following the Big Thompson River is one of my favorite sections of a trail of all time.

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13 days ago

Moderate hike to cub lake. Lots of pine damage once you get there. Went on to the pools as came face to face with a momma elk and two fawns still with spots. Nothing better than stopping in your tracks and watching ...

16 days ago

Not an easy hike. Most people turned around at the lake instead of doing the loop. Well worth the effort with some great views along the way.

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16 days ago

Beautiful, not crowded at all. Got there at 8, plenty of parking. saw two moose and a deer.

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19 days ago

Great hiking.. took 3 kids with us and has a blast

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23 days ago

harder than I expected for an easy trail...very Rocky at the top.

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27 days ago

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1 month ago

Loved this hike! The trail starts with an easy walk through beautiful green grasslands, but gets tough in the last half mile or so before the lake - steep and lots of rocks. It's not too bad though - I saw a handful of kids on the trail who were doing just fine. All that said, there weren't a ton of people, which was awesome given this time of year!

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1 month ago

It was a very pretty hike and saw some wildlife, including a moose. It was pretty quiet when we went around 4ish. Don't forget the bug spray, nasty mosquitoes...

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