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Address: Near Estes Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
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Stunning picture background at a beautiful little lake.

Very, very easy hike - easier than Bear Lake! Parking was a bit tight, but this lake offered up a more stuffing view for pictures than Bear Lake! Fun history also!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Very, very easy hike - easier than Bear Lake! Parking was a bit tight, but this lake offered up a more stuffing view for pictures than Bear Lake! Fun history also!

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I love coming here. The lakes are so pretty and Sprague Lake has gorgeous views in the background. Winter or summer, this place is always great to visit.

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Boulder, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 279 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Sprague Lake is a short half mile loop with some great mountain views. Parking can sometimes be easier here than at Bear Lake. There is an area of picnic tables by the parking lot which is nice, with begging squirrels & chipmunks, and, yes, ducks that beg. This is a very nice stopping place for a short, beautiful walk.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

I think the key to everything in the park is to get the early to beat the crowds---and find parking! Nice easy walk around the lake, beautiful scenery.

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Boulder, Colorado, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Half mile nature trail loop around this handicapped accessable lake trail with great views of the continental divide. Level and simple trail, open yeat round, fishing as well. Large parking and backcountry camp site (permit needed), there is also a riding stable, picnic area, restrooms, and water available In season. You can hike to Glacier Bay campground, Glacier Basin, Wind... More 

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Dodge City, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Went to Sprague Lake because it was so close to the Glacier Basin campsite. It was amazing first thing in the morning. The path was easy to walk on with several places to stop and enjoy the scenery. There is also a nice parking lot near the lake that makes it quite accessible.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Parking at all of the lakes in RMNP were full with the exception of Sprague Lake. Beautiful lake with gorgeous views and nice walking trail.

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Atlanta, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Beautiful, peaceful walk. Had a lovely late afternoon walk around the lake. Pretty reflections as fly fishermen/women practice and learn the skills. Easy path and places to sit and reflect. There were clouds the day I was there so no sunset but nice never the less. Any age could do this walk. At the end a hawk swooped down and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We brought our 3 families with 6 children (1-7 yrs) and were able to enjoy the walk, views and eat lunch in a beautiful setting. Great photo opportunities and a peaceful area we noted on our exploration of Sprague Lake. The walk is wheelchair and stroller assessable so we didn't have to hike. We took the kids to see the... More 

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Lichfield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We hiked to Sprague Lake from the camp site so the walk was about a 4-5 mile round trip. The hike was very quiet and it made a nice change to get away from other people, elsewhere in the park the trails were very busy. The lake itself is popular with families and there were a lot of picnics in... More 

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