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Sprague Lake

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Address: Near Estes Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
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Beautiful AND there are fish to catch!

First cast produced a brown trout as I strolled the lake with my family. I returned another morning and had two strikes, but was skunked. You can keep 'em from this lake and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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Omaha, Nebraska

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

First cast produced a brown trout as I strolled the lake with my family. I returned another morning and had two strikes, but was skunked. You can keep 'em from this lake and they are definitely in there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We only had one day in the park and read so many reviews on what to do. I am so glad we chose to walk around Sprague Lake. It was the perfect walk for our parents and our children with the most spectacular views. We went to Bear Lake as well due to all the hype but were highly disappointed... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We went to both and I thought this lake was just as scenic as Bear Lake. It is less forested and more open. There is an easy, level, hard-packed dirt trail that circles the lake (about 1/2 mile) and is accessible for wheelchairs (including a back-country campsite). Lovely views of the lake and surrounding mountains, marshes and streams with small... More 

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Washington DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

A short 3/4 flat loop around the lake is perfect for little ones. The views are breathtaking. There is a small restroom.

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Mid-Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Did this trail after Bear Lake. Not anywhere as scenic as Bear Lake. The stream dumping into the lake is the nicest part by far. Going all the way around the lake is not a must do.

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Plano, Texas, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Went for the sunrise which was at 5:41am. The sunrise didn't live up to expectations due to clouds but the walk around the lake all to myself was spectacular. Beautiful views everywhere you look. I appreciate the well planned and maintained trail. There are many areas to sit and take it all in as well as vantage points for postcard... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

My husband and I visit Sprague Lake every time we are visiting RMNP! It's one of our favorites places to relax and enjoy the scenery. It was a little rainy this time and we got to see a beautiful rainbow! Great place for family, fishing and to breathe in the gloriousness that is RMNP!

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Peaceful lake - nice 0.5 m hike around. Lots of people fly fishing - fun to watch. Close to the Beaver creek visitor center.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I had higher expectations for this lake because it's so well known in the photography world, and I was told by the park ranger that it was the best location to watch sunset. I don't know if I was mistaken or the ranger was thinking of something else, but there was no way to see any sunset from there. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

If your looking for a great path to walk on around a beautiful little lake set by the snow capped rocky mountains in the background...... Then this is the place. The kids age 8,8,11 wanted to picnic and go on a walk and enjoy the day. We did just that at Sprague lake. There were several people fishing and walking... More 

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

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