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Sprague Lake

Near Estes Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
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Glen Haven, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

on our trip, we were lucky enough to see a moose mama and baby!!! Woohoo!!! WE have stopped here numerous times. WE bring visitors here because regardless of their athletic ability, they are able to walk around this lake. Beautiful views, although the fishing is not good.

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Los Angeles
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

This lake has amazing views of the mountains in the park. It is surrounded by trees and has a walking path that circles the entire lake. The path is also stroller friendly.

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Richmond, Virginia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

It is only 0.5 mile around the lake on an easy, handicap accessible trail. There are great mountain views from all sides of the lake. There was a large parking lot with many spaces when we got there (late morning).

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Peoria, Illinois
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We not only hiked this easy trail, but also returned later in the day to build a fire in the fire pits and make s'mores! We observed groups fly fishing and picnicking! So fun!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We have a 4 and 7 year old, made it around the lake no problem! Great walk for a young family that are not "hikers". We saw a man fishing in the middle of the lake the kids thought it was so cool when he caught a fish.

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Mobile, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Very accessible and short hike for tourists of all ages. Not as hectic for parking as nearby Bear Lake. Yet, it could be argued that it is prettier than Bear Lake. There is a beautiful mountain backdrop to this pretty lake. Great introduction to the National park. One of the friendly Park Rangers offered to take a photograph of us.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Very beautiful area and definitely worth a visit. It's on your way to Bear Lake. You get a nice view of mountains as well as the river and lots of rocks. Pretty quiet area too.

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Denver, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Superb view of the continental divide as you stroll around this pretty lake. The path is mostly flat so ideal for a leisurely walk.

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Westville, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

After hiking Bear & Emerald Lake, we took the shuttle to Sprague Lake for the .7 mile round trip hike. The parking lots for most hikes fill up quickly, but the shuttle turned out to be an uncomfortable experience. You would think if there was NO MORE ROOM - every seat filled & people standing from back to front the... More

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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Our two weeks in July, 2014, my husband had great luck fishing. There were many days he caught 4 a day. If they didn't bite in the first hour, he stopped. Many groups of fishermen classes train there. Waders make most areas accessible. The trail is wide, and wheelchairs, strollers, can do this easily. It has beautiful views of the... More

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