Cub Creek Backcountry Campsite is a one-site area at 8,600 feet on a wooded slope north of picturesque Cub Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park. The site, 100 yards off popular Cub Lake Trail on the northeast side of the lake, is 2.2 miles from the Cub Lake Trailhead in Moraine Park. It makes a quick overnight getaway for photographers wanting to capture sunrise over the lake or moose wading in the water. Allow two hours to hike from trailhead to campsite. There is no privy, so practice proper sanitation by burying waste and toilet paper away from all water. Drinking water is available from Cub Creek or Cub Lake. Boil or treat water before using. Cub Lake is a gorgeous lake covered in lily pads and yellow flowers in summer. The trail to the campsite passes through wetlands, marshes, meadows, and woodlands, making it ideal habitat for animals and birds.
Recommended season(s): Year-round.
—Stewart M. Green