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

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Sprague lake a must with small kids

Our kids are 2.5 and 4.5. we are not seasoned hikers and weren't prepared for hiking. Someone suggested this because it had a good path. So fun and way walk around. It had rained... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
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Kansas City, MO
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Kansas City, MO
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70 reviews 70 reviews
14 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 NEW

Our kids are 2.5 and 4.5. we are not seasoned hikers and weren't prepared for hiking. Someone suggested this because it had a good path. So fun and way walk around. It had rained a lot a few days before and snow was all gone really. But, fun little dreams and there were maybe only 20 other people around the... More 

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Shelton, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We liked seeing the mother moose and baby moose and the ducks and the sunrise on the lake which reflects in the water. It was peaceful and quiet and we were the only people there. The mother moose was eating pussy willows and we sat and watched her eat quietly from a safe distance.

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

A picture is worth a thousand words, see mine that is part of the is review. This is an easy flat trail right around the perimeter of the lake, will take less than an hour, well worth it. Nice picnic area by the parking lot. Follow the signs to Bear Lake, it's on the way

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Rockford, Illinois
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112 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

My husband and I hiked around Sprague Lake with our 8 year old in July 2014. It's an easy, level hike that most anyone could enjoy. We saw many little critters on our hike.....such as chipmunks and ducks and on our way out of the parking lot we saw a deer with two babies. We also saw an elk up... More 

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Milwaukee, WI
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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186 helpful votes 186 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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66 helpful votes 66 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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154 reviews 154 reviews
36 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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
46 helpful votes 46 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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Greenbelt, Maryland
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24 reviews 24 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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