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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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  • Stopped there to just enjoy winter snow and the views. quiet without many people there, snow on some parts of trail made going around not possible for my family members, but still the snow on the moun...  more »
  • 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 »