Cub Creek — RMNP

Hiking through Moraine Park

Cub Creek campground is an easy 2 mile hike through a mostly flat open valley from the Cub Creek trailhead. There is only one site overlooking Moraine Park.

Permits to camp in the park cost $25 but can extend for as many days and as many people as requested. Most sites hold a maximum of 7 people.

Campsite and Permit

We hiked to Bierstadt Lake, 3.5–4 miles away but only about a mile from the road.

The area has significant burns from the Fern Lake Fire in 2012.

Bierstadt lake offers a great view of Long’s Peak and many of the peaks along the continental divide.

I highly recommend planning to return to camp about 1 hour before sunset. The views looking down on Cub Lake are spectacular.

Cub Lake

The Alpine Visitors Center is always a treat to visit, although often crowded. It can be a good place to spot wildlife lower down in the valley. There were two marmots at the top on this trip.

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