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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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  • This is a high mountain lake with walking trails. spectacular views. good clean air. beauty abounds.  more »
  • There have been times we visited the national park just to spend some time here. Amazing view with little effort. Close to the parking lot. Stroller accessible easy hike around the lake, maybe about 0...  more »
  • We are older and needed an easier trail. Our first time on this trail was three days after Estes Park got 31" of snow. Such a beautiful walk; even with some snow.  more »