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Address: Near Estes Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
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Sprague Lake was the most beautiful lake I saw while in RMNP. The sunrise was spectacular. Peaceful, with very few people and the water was as smooth as glass. I got some... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Pittsburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Sprague Lake was the most beautiful lake I saw while in RMNP. The sunrise was spectacular. Peaceful, with very few people and the water was as smooth as glass. I got some fantastic pictures. I saw a doe and her very young fawn while walking around the lake. This is a must-do while in the park. Go early or late... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

This is a very easy walk around a beautiful lake. For a little effort you can getnsome great pictures. There are fishermen there so if you fish bring your poles. It is a great place for families with little ones. The area is well maintained and there are picnic tables (some near a stream) where you can relax and have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Nice little walk around the lake with the views of snow capped mountains on par with the views experience @ Bear lake. Less crowded than Bear lake. Be prepared for Thunder showers, pretty typical for afternoon thunder showers. Plan accordingly

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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Sprague Lake is a great lake to take the family around for an easy walk to see the lake, wildlife, mountains, etc. Easy access from within the RMNP.

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Beatrice, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Sprague Lake is easily accessible, allows for picnics and is an easy stroll around the perimeter. Easy for small children and elderly people to walk around it. Very serene and peaceful.

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Delaware, Ohio, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Sprague Lake provided us with views and sounds of many birds. We also saw several elk nearby! It's a nice walk around the lake.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Latest visit was early June 2015,. We have walked Sprague Lake dozens of times. It is the only area on the Beaver Meadows side of RMNP that we have seen moose. We have seen a moose with a calf at this lake in May 2014 and also in June 2015. It's also a great place to find ducks, Canadian Geese,... More 

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Spring, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Somehow, I had overlooked Sprague Lake on previous visits to RMNP. Due to an injury, I needed some easy walks. The trail is easy and the views are amazing. We made a second trip at sunrise...no words can describe the beauty of this lake. In addition, we saw several elk with their babies and a family of geese with babies.... More 

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College Station, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

From the Beaver Meadows Entrance take the Bear Lake Road. Just after Glacier Basin Campgrounds and before the Stormpass Trailhead is the left turn towards Sprague Lake. A very level, short, easy-to-hike loop encircles the lake with a few benches to catch a breath. Every nook and corner opens up to a different angle of a magnificent view. Take your... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

If you want to watch a pretty sunrise, and get the nice early colors reflected on eastern-facing side of the snow capped mountains, this is a great lake. Its very accessible, has decent parking and facilities, and a nice trail around the lake. We went one morning for sunrise, but stopped a few other times just for the peaceful walk... More 

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Address: Address: Near Estes Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Rocky Mountain National Park

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