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A great trail leading from the open meadows of Moraine Park up to Cub Lake.


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3.5

Miles

5.6

KM

Point to Point

8,692' 2,649 m

High

8,063' 2,458 m

Low

651' 199 m

Up

400' 122 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

22%

Max Grade (12°)

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Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

Beginning at the Cub Lake Trailhead, start your hike by following the trail to the south and across the Big Thompson River. You'll continue south along the western side of Moraine Park before turning westward at a junction with South Lateral Moraine Trail.

The trail's grade will remain very manageable as it contours to the west, just north of Sheep Mountain. Once the trail turns southward (left), the grade steepens drastically. This is the short but steep approach to Cub Lake.

Cub Lake makes for a great rest stop or picnic destination. Enjoy the richness of your surroundings before either turning around to retrace your steps, or continue on Cub Lake Trail. The trail descends from the lake for just under a mile to a junction with Fern Lake Trail.

Flora & Fauna

Depending on the season, herds of elk and mule deer can be seen grazing in the meadows at Moraine Park.

Contacts

Shared By:

Brian Smith

Trail Ratings

  4.3 from 17 votes

#3

in Moraine Park

#1066

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  4.3 from 17 votes
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Trail Rankings

#3

in Moraine Park

#164

in Colorado

#1,066

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Photos

September 5, 2013 - Elk Rutt
Jan 28, 2015 near Estes Park, CO
Big Thompson River Waterfall
Apr 16, 2018 near Estes Park, CO
Cub Lake
Aug 18, 2015 near Estes Park, CO
Cub Lake has an awesome Mountain View!
Apr 16, 2018 near Estes Park, CO
Views of Cub Lake on July 18, 2016
Jul 20, 2016 near Estes Park, CO
Cub lake
Sep 6, 2021 near Estes Park, CO

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