Distance (Round trip): 4.6 mi
Elevation Gain: 540 feet
Cub Lake is 2.3 miles from the Cub Lake Trailhead. Cross a bridge over Big Thompson River and hike through wildflower meadows and Aspen forests before reaching the lake. It's a relatively flat hike with only gradual uphills.
Cub Lake's surface is riddled with yellow pond-lilies and reflects Stones Peak and the surrounding mountainsides. From Cub Lake, you can continue on to The Pool and Fern Lake, or take a strenuous uphill hike towards Bierstadt and Bear Lakes.