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Address: Near Estes Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO

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Sprague lake is a nice place to snowshoe. Beauitful snow covered trees surround the lake. I enjoyed the fairly flat trail around the lake and it is easy to follow. I think this... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
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Milwaukee, WI
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Milwaukee, WI
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Sprague lake is a nice place to snowshoe. Beauitful snow covered trees surround the lake. I enjoyed the fairly flat trail around the lake and it is easy to follow. I think this lake is a great hike for families or people still adjusting to the higher altitude. Moose have been spotted at this lake! Truly neat.

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Cotopaxi, Colorado
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402 reviews 402 reviews
53 attraction reviews
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We come here because it is a great location to see the sunrise. During the day, there is a nice trail around the lake, however, in January it was iced over (and most of the lake was frozen). Crampons and hiking poles are strongly recommended in the winter. During the summer though, it is an easy hike. And in the... More 

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Bridge City, Texas
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44 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

On Dec. 5 we walked part of the way around the lake near dusk and then watched the full moon come up over the lake. Awesome! Sprague Lake is always a great stroll, but it was very special that night. Went back on the 8th to see the Divide. Fantastic as always. This lake is a must see while you... More 

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Boulder, CO
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148 reviews 148 reviews
35 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We got up early one morning, and by early I mean EARLY (4:00), to drive into RMNP and watch the sunrise at Sprague Lake. We took some outstanding pictures! The lake is very peaceful and is an easy walk.

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Arizona
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20 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

It was a snowy trail to the lake on a beautiful day. There were some icy areas too. Along the path, we saw fresh moose droppings that got our hopes up of seeing moose along the trail. But we didn't have that luck. I recommend the short hike to the lake.

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McSherrystown, Pennsylvania
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

As you are walking to the lake, notice the lengthy beaver dam to your right...pretty impressive. Beautiful view!

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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89 reviews 89 reviews
8 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

If you have a variety of ages in your group, there is hardly a better place to visit than this beautiful lake. The trail is level and easily walkable. There are a couple of other trails in the local area. If you get there in the late afternoon you might be lucky enough to see some elk wading through the... More 

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Littleton, Colorado
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

It was a beautiful hike around the lake, and completely accessible. Only about .5 mile, but the entire area is fantastic with plenty of picnic tables, nice open lawn areas, trees and restrooms. Will definitely do this again.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We meet lots of fishermen on this short walk around the lake. They were not having any luck but as we were leaving we could see lots of small trout. All in all a lovely place.

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Salina
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Sprague Lake is my favorite in RMNP. It is handicap accessible so the paths are wide, but what I love about it is that the mood of the lake changes so much throughout the day and throughout various weather conditions. I've been there when it was sunny, raining, and sprinkling. Each time it captured the lighting in a different manner.... More 

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