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Very nice easy hike with great views

This is a hike for all ages, as the trail around the lake is short, flat, and well maintained... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Beautiful Peaceful Hiking Path

This is one of the nicer hiking trails at Rocky Mountain National Park. When we went, there were... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Near Estes Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a hike for all ages, as the trail around the lake is short, flat, and well maintained. This summer we saw a mama moose and two calves munching on water plants in the lake. There are many picnic tables in the area and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the nicer hiking trails at Rocky Mountain National Park. When we went, there were not that many other hikers on the trail so that made it nice. The trail goes all the way around Sprague Lake, and there are great views...More

Thank Travelalot963
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is another easy access hike around a beautiful lake designed for all ages. Lots of places to sit and enjoy the scenery. The shuttle drops you closer to the trail than you can park. This is another must do in the park.

1  Thank JLPeterson58
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We hiked here from the Glacier Basin campground where we were staying. GB has a trailhead that takes you to Sprague so we though, why not. Had heard about it before but never prioritized it before because it sounded too easy to be worthwhile. Saw...More

1  Thank focogirl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful setting. very easy trail. They were some people in the lake fishing. You can easily take the park provided shuttle to get to lake trail head.

Thank 50nishiraj
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

Right off the road, plenty of parking. Great views with mountains behind the lake. Went at sunrise and got some great pictures. End up seeing 4 moose there. Path around the lake is 3/4 of a mile, great for running. Went back with the family...More

1  Thank Brad M
Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

Go here for a beautiful sunset! We saw a mama moose and her baby. Lots of fly fishermen. And the mountains and sky are perfectly reflected in the water. Gorgeous!!!!

Thank canyoncathy
Reviewed July 26, 2018 via mobile

Well on our day two adventure into Rocky Mountain ⛰ National Park. We decided to head to Sprague Lake to shoot a sunrise at 5:30 in the morning. It takes about a half an hour to get there from Estes Park area. The nice thing...More

2  Thank RichSGF
Reviewed July 26, 2018

Nice easy walking trail around a beautiful lake. Go at dusk and you might see moose crossing the lake.

2  Thank Linda M
Reviewed July 22, 2018

Think of this more of a walk then a hike but its worth doing it. Great for families and people who have a hard time walking but still want to enjoy the outdoors and views. Also I guess its a great lake for fishing! Big...More

2  Thank SteelCity13
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Response from hjmartin24 | Reviewed this property |
This is a great one for kids! You can't ride your bike, but they could easily walk the path. My 3.5 and 1.5 year olds enjoyed this and had no trouble. It's a nearly flat and well-maintained path around the lake. You don't... More