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Address: Near Estes Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
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A truly wonderful lake

We went in November, so there was some snow on the ground. The hike is easy except on the backside of the lack it was a tad icy and steep. It is really a cool lake...

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Rancho Santa Margarita, California

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Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went in November, so there was some snow on the ground. The hike is easy except on the backside of the lack it was a tad icy and steep. It is really a cool lake...

Thank dbl60
Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place for a morning walk & one of the most beautiful sunrises I've ever seen! You can really get some great pictures & it's so quiet & peaceful early in the morning.

Thank aloflin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Another great stop after visiting Bear Lake - take the trail around Sprague Lake for beautiful views. This is a very easy walk for everyone and be sure to bring your camera! Watch for the trout in the lake and elk out for a stroll.

Thank nowpacking
Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great scenic views from this lake off the road to Bear Lake. Easy, 1/2 mile walk around the waters edge. Plenty of parking, and has pit toilet facilities. Trout can be seen in the streams leading to and from the lake. Picnic areas off parking lot.

Thank fraudsnoop
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We chose this hike because of the easy rating. There was snow and puddles on the walk which made it a little challenging for my fellow travelers but they managed just fine. The views were incredible. There is a nice picnic area if you want to bring a picnic.

Thank Kris F
Austin, Texas
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Flat path around trout-filled Sprague lake with insane views of the mountains. The photos say more than I can.

Thank Kara R
Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Great first stop for testing out new hikers. Very comfortable path, most is paved. The lake view offered mirror-like reflections of the surrounding scene. Terrific scene with the dozen fly fishermen hard at work casting. Unfortunately, the Pine trees are heavily effected by the pine beetle. Many open areas where recent forest coverage is no more. Still a terrific spot... More 

Thank Greatfood4ever
Longmont, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

About a half mile around the lake - particularly nice on a calm day for a beautiful reflection shot of the glaciers. Beaver dam just off the parking lot at the first bridge. Nice stroll, places to rest, and we got to see a weasel on this hike.

Thank jdbirch
Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

We always stop here and Bear lake on our first day in the park. Both are nice simple walks that allow you to acclimate to the elevation and both are very beautiful areas with both lakes and mountains to view. At Sprague lake you can see trout in the clear water and the entire area is accessible to anyone. Caution... More 

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Dallas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

I imagine the walk around Sprague lake was much more spectacular before the pine beetle killed many of its trees. Still, if the lake is calm, you can get a pretty amazing photo from the far side of the lake with the mountains above and mirrored below. 1/2 mile trek with little change in elevation made this an easy hike... More 

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