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Sprague Lake

Near Estes Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
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Portsmouth, Ohio
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70 reviews 70 reviews
23 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

Do yourself a favor and get here for the sunrise. It is simply wonderful to see the early morning light on the Continental Divide, with reflection on the lake. I was lucky that the lake waters were very still. The path around the lake is easy and pretty as well. It's hard to get a bad view in RMNP. But... More

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Plano, Texas
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Quick stop here - and it was beautiful. Be sure to look for all the trout in the stream leading to the lake. There was even a wedding going on while we were there!

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New Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States
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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

Beautiful lake to visit while you are at RMNP. An easy trail to walk around the lake and the views of the mountains are awesome.

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Folsom, Louisiana
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25 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

A nice nature walk is what this place is all about. Take time and take the short stroll around the lake. It's a wonderful area and if time allows bring along something to barbecue. The picnic area is very nice too. No dislikes about this wonderful area.

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New York City, New York
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173 reviews 173 reviews
66 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I'm hard pressed to call it a hike - its really a walk around the lake. Its an easy half mile walk, totally flat. Good for all ages. There's limited parking here so its best to use the park and ride for this location. There's a porta-potty style bathroom and a couple of park rangers were on site when we... More

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Branson, Missouri
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104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We didn't get lucky like some and see a Moose, but we were able to see some fish swimming in the creek going into the lake. Even was able to get a really good picture of one. (I posted it on the review). I liked the little pond and creek that was next to the parking lot. The bridge and... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This is assuredly one of the easiest lake hikes in Rocky Mountain National Park and a good one for families, older visitors, or for those just arrived who need to get acclimated to hiking in higher elevations. You will have beautiful views and you may see some Elk. Also, moose have been making their way over the range to repopulate... More

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Madison, WI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We hiked from outside the park into Sprague Lake, and it was a great hike. Sprague was nice, but I was a bit disappointed that the trail was so close to the water all of the way around the lake. I think there are prettier, more natural lakes in RMNP. However, if you need a quick hike around a lake... More

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Pembroke
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We stopped here because the Bear Lake parking lot was full. I'm so glad we did. It is an easy, flat walk around the lake. We were lucky enough to see a moose standing in the middle of the lake eating. There are picnic tables, clean restrooms, and a small creek for the kids to play in.

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Glen Haven, Colorado
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

on our trip, we were lucky enough to see a moose mama and baby!!! Woohoo!!! WE have stopped here numerous times. WE bring visitors here because regardless of their athletic ability, they are able to walk around this lake. Beautiful views, although the fishing is not good.

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