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Sprague Lake

Near Estes Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
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Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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Boulder, CO
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143 reviews 143 reviews
33 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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125 reviews 125 reviews
19 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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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83 reviews 83 reviews
8 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
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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92 reviews 92 reviews
36 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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Portsmouth, Ohio
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25 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 via mobile

Do yourself a favor and get here for the sunrise. It is simply wonderful to see the early morning light on the Continental Divide, with reflection on the lake. I was lucky that the lake waters were very still. The path around the lake is easy and pretty as well. It's hard to get a bad view in RMNP. But... More 

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Plano, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Quick stop here - and it was beautiful. Be sure to look for all the trout in the stream leading to the lake. There was even a wedding going on while we were there!

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New Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States
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56 reviews 56 reviews
26 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful lake to visit while you are at RMNP. An easy trail to walk around the lake and the views of the mountains are awesome.

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