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Sprague Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park

Categories: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
4.8/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web
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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  • One of a few sights without hiking required. Spectacular views to be seen as you walk around the lake (0.6 mile). Short boardwalk on one side. 
  • We had a stroller and two small children and they had no problem with this. The loop is 3/4 mile around the lake. It is quick access off the parking lot. When you cross over the little bridge, look in...  read more »
  • This is lake in the RMNP. You should definitely stop here! In my opinion, this lake had the BEST view of the mountains. The lake is also beautiful. We saw lots of trout, ducks, chipmunks. There is a s...  read more »
  • 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
  • Great scenery. Easy walking path all the way around the lake. Great for older people that can't go hiking on tougher trails.
  • One of the hidden and less visited lakes. Surprisingly accessible. You can drive up to the lake very easily. Amazing views
  • Beautiful spot in Rocky Mountain National Park. I would recommend a walk around this lake while you visit. Calm water offers great mountain reflection photos.
  • Beautiful place, quiet, serene, peaceful.
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