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“Nice short hike around pretty lake”
Review of Sprague Lake

Sprague Lake
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Reviewed November 25, 2012

We walked around the lake today. It has a nice, accessible path. It is not paved however but a dirt/gravel path. Wheelchairs might have some trouble by themselves,without someone to give an occasional push. (just conjecture on my part).

Today there were just a few feet where there was snow on the path. The lake was perhaps half covered with ice. The road up is under construction, with dirt/gravel for perhaps a mile. There is a sign that says 'steep winding road', but that must be beyond the lake, because while there is some winding, there are no steep parts.

It is about 9,000 ft up, so don't try to do over exert yourself. It is a short trail, perfect for those with minor walking difficulties like my wife who has a bad knee.

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Reviewed October 10, 2012

sprague lake is a great place of beauty and for reflection. it is an easy walk (0.5m) around the lake. it is a handicap assessable walk. have seen this lake in all 4 seasons & i don't have a favorite! every season is wonderful. there has been many trees removed over the past year. this is sad, but they are trying to rid the area of the pine beetle.

1  Thank Sherry B
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Reviewed September 17, 2012

An easy little hike--paved--wheelchair accessible. If you are not much of a hiker but want to see some BEAUTIFUL scenery and have a nice picnic, try this spot. In peak summer season, I like to go out in early morning or late afternoon for a quick bit of exercise when there aren't tons of people around.

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Reviewed September 4, 2012

Closed by Road Construction from 9 AM to 4 PM. Bus will take you to Bear Lake but you would have to walk back 1 mile. Disappointing.

1  Thank dradebaugh
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Reviewed August 28, 2012

Sprague Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park is easy to get to and has a nice parking lot with picnic tables and facilities. It is an easy walk and good choice for kids or those who are trying to get acclimatized to the altitude as it is a level walk around the lake and through some swampy areas on a boardwalk.There are nice shady areas, too along with good views of the mountains. What I love it is the great photo opps everywhere.We usually spot some unique wild life or birds. It is one of the better lakes to walk around in May when some, like Bear Lake, may still be quite icy.

1  Thank DeniseB_CO
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