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Address: Moraine Park Road, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
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Early Spring Hike

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... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Virginia

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Virginia
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104 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 the meadows below and the lake. You can leave the trail to sit on rocks... More 

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Hoboken, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
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 than the destination, but we really enjoyed it! We are not hikers per se and... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
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 can really get you. It's about 8,000ft and I live at 5,000. I plan on... More 

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St Albans, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
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 back to the car park, but you can backtrack from Cub Lake if you don't... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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217 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
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 valley that had a forest fire come through recently. You will see evidence of it... More 

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31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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, the view of Cub Lake was worth the "pain". We picnicked on the rocks overlooking... More 

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Winter Springs, Florida
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52 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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 trail changes t a rock laden path. Then the climb starts honestly 1/2 mile up... More 

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Marathon, Florida
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92 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 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 grazing in the meadow on way to the lake. We made a loop hike by... More 

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Lakewood, Colorado
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Reviewed 24 August 2016

Nice trail, picturesque, not too tough, can cross over to other trails easily. if you haven't been on this trail in the last few years, it's different due to a fire in the area several years ago. Much more open and sunny now.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 245 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016

No visit to RMNP is complete without hiking to Lake Haiyaha. On the way to Lake Haiyaha, see Cub Lake as well.

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