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Sprague Lake

Near Estes Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
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great views

This is a high mountain lake with walking trails. spectacular views. good clean air. beauty... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Erin C
Dallas, Texas

There have been times we visited the national park just to spend some time here. Amazing view with... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
shwetha b
via mobile
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“parking lot” (29 reviews)
“trout” (13 reviews)
“picnic tables” (13 reviews)
Near Estes Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a high mountain lake with walking trails. spectacular views. good clean air. beauty abounds.

Thank Erin C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There have been times we visited the national park just to spend some time here. Amazing view with little effort. Close to the parking lot. Stroller accessible easy hike around the lake, maybe about 0.6 miles. Never do I get tired of this place. Something...More

Thank shwetha b
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are older and needed an easier trail. Our first time on this trail was three days after Estes Park got 31" of snow. Such a beautiful walk; even with some snow.

Thank EAY1976
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I would say Sprague is the most beautiful lake. It has a trail surrounding the lake. Sunrise and sunset are the best times to visit the lake.

Thank Mrunal P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good thing is you no need much hike to see the lake view. Very close to parking lot... if you want you can hike around the lake

Thank vaibhav20172017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sprague lake is very beautiful and a very easy 3/4 mile of a walk around the lake. Nice views with mountains in the background.

Thank almarcusp23
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took our 5 and 1 year old on this hike. The first thing I loved was it is substantially less busy than the nearby Bear Lake trail. The Lake is stunning and easy for the little ones. We will be back for this one!

Thank Robyn P
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

We got up at 4:30 in the morning to go out and take sunrise pictures, and it was well worth it! Sprague Lake is just beautiful! The water was like glass and just as I was setting up my shots a mule deer walks around...More

Thank Lisa J
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

This trail is great, especially for those who want great views without working up a sweat. If you're into photography avoid late afternoon as the sun will be directly in your shot of the great mountain views to the West.

Thank mattmurphy85
Reviewed 1 May 2017

One of our favorite places to visit in Rocky Mountain National Park. The trail is easy for virtually any walk no matter the season. Our last visit was right after a spring snow storm, so the trail was a little soggy, so be prepared with...More

Thank Stephen F
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Kristin A
I'm at travel nurse and looking for an easier hike that my 2&4 year olds can do without them being in the pack. Could my 4 year old ride her bike? Or not smooth enough? Also, do you have to pay for parking? thanks!
4 October 2015|
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Response from hjmartin24 | Reviewed this property |
This is a great one for kids! You can't ride your bike, but they could easily walk the path. My 3.5 and 1.5 year olds enjoyed this and had no trouble. It's a nearly flat and well-maintained path around the lake. You don't... More