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Sprague Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park

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Sprague Lake is a scenic lake in Rocky Mountain National Park, located on the "south side of Glacier Creek, about two miles south of the Hollowell turnoff." The half-mile walk around the lake is wheelchair accessible and features boardwalks and bridges with views of Flattop Mountain and Hallet Peak. The lake "provides a pleasant area for brookie fishing."The area is named after Abner Sprague, who started a homestead there in 1874. Later, he opened a lodge for dude ranching, hunting, and fishing. To improve the fishing, he dammed the far end of the lake. The area became part of Rocky Mountain National Park in 1915, and continued to serve guests as the Sprague Hotel. In 1919, guests paid $6.00 per room with a private bath, and $1.00 for regular meals. The hotel, which no longer exists, stood near the present day parking lot.
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  • On a day when every man & several dogs decided to visit the RMNP we stopped and leisurely walked around the partially ice & snow covered Sprague Lake. A cool spot & walk , open to all levels & a peace...  more »
  • Absolutely beautiful and breathtaking lake surrounded by mountains. The lake has a trail around it, which offers best views of the Rocky mountains. The time we visited was perfect since there was snow...  more »
  • The trail around this lake is flat and is 1/2 mile long. A great little hike for all ages. The mountain views on the back side of the lake are awesome. It is a great hike in any season.  more »
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  • Beautiful lake with great surroundings of mountains This is a beautiful, flat, short walk around the lake. It cross a small stream where you can see fish in crystal clear water. In the background are peaks of 11,000 to 14,000 feet that is a bit snow- capped in October. It's just a beautiful, relaxing spot with an interesting history. I highly recommend this little walk.
  • My wife wants her ashes put here after she dies. We love this lake. Even in the winter, the cross country trails are extremely enjoyable and peaceful.
  • My daughter got married here. Beautiful scenery even on a cloudy day. Can't wait to see the wedding pics. Not to worry, it's ok to wear heels. Bring a light jacket for later in the day
  • Love to walk around this lake when I'm in town. Beautiful views.
  • Great trail for all ages - best for beginning kids might be near each other: Sprague and Bear Lakes. The small creek at the beginning has trout in shallow areas which is also good for the kids.