Staunton SP

Staunton SP

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Cub Creek Trail, Arapaho National Forest

Cub Creek Trail
Arapaho National Forest

Date Hiked:  August 14, 2013

Distance: 2.10 mi (RT)
Elevation Gain:  700ft
Elevation Min/Max:  8,368 to 9,077
Trailhead Lat/Long: 39.568128º N; 105.383493º W
Managing Agency:  U.S Forest Service
Fee:  None

Cub Creek Trail Map (Google Maps)
Cub Creek Trail Webpage (USFS)

Directions:  From Denver, take I-70 W and exit onto Evergreen Parkway (74).  Take 74 into Evergreen and at the downtown traffic light turn right onto Hwy. 73.  Turn right onto Brook Forest Road for approximately 5 miles to Black Mountain Road.  Follow Black Mountain Road for another mile to the Cub Creek Trailhead.

The Cub Creek Trail is a pleasant hike through the forest on a rolling trail.  I have no idea where this trial leads to other than into the Mt. Evans Wilderness.  I have only explored this trail for a little more than 1 mi.  According to the USFS website, the trail is closed 4 ½ miles in due to property disputes so it no longer provides access to the Mt. Evans Wilderness.  That being said I am curious to know if there is a good destination spot within those 4 miles as the trail is nice and shaded and close to Denver.  The maps that I’ve seen do not show any features such as a viewpoint or lake, but I’ll have to go back and explore further.  I’ll report back when I find some more info, but if anyone out there knows of a good destination, please write comment on this hike and let us know.


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