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

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Easy hike, flat, gravel path, beautiful lake and mountain scenery!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 2, 2015
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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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176 reviews 176 reviews
111 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 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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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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436 reviews 436 reviews
59 attraction reviews
182 helpful votes 182 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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64 helpful votes 64 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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36 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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133 reviews 133 reviews
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45 helpful votes 45 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 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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100 reviews 100 reviews
9 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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