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
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.