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Sprague Lake

Near Estes Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
+1 970-586-1206
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Cold wnd windy last March

March is the coldest/snowiest month for Denver, as we learned when we went last March 2018. And... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jarjar20
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Manila, Philippines
via mobile
Easy meanderable walk

This is an easy relaxed stroll type of walk and suitable for everyone. Lots of bird wildlife and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
D P
,
Wellington, New Zealand
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“picnic tables” (18 reviews)
“parking lot” (32 reviews)
“trout” (12 reviews)
LOCATION
Near Estes Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
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+1 970-586-1206
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"picnic tables"
in 18 reviews
"parking lot"
in 32 reviews
"trout"
in 12 reviews
"pine beetle"
in 4 reviews
"an easy walk"
in 14 reviews
"amazing views of the mountains"
in 3 reviews
"moose sighting"
in 4 reviews
"fly fishing"
in 4 reviews
"glacier basin"
in 7 reviews
"continental divide"
in 12 reviews
"beautiful walk"
in 6 reviews
"clean restrooms"
in 3 reviews
"the loop"
in 7 reviews
"nature trail"
in 3 reviews
"taking photos"
in 3 reviews
"half mile"
in 7 reviews
"beat the crowds"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

March is the coldest/snowiest month for Denver, as we learned when we went last March 2018. And coming from a tropical country, this was alright for us :-) The lake was frozen over so we didn't bother trying the pathway (we had just come from...More

Thank Jarjar20
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an easy relaxed stroll type of walk and suitable for everyone. Lots of bird wildlife and stunning scenery to be had so the perfect spot for a family picnic and stroll.

Thank D P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After leaving a completely frozen slightly dangerous Bear lake we weren't too enthusiastic about seeing Sprague Lake, but we were pleasantly surprised. The walking path was clear and no ice however there was ice on the lake and river which was picturesque. If you walk...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We just visited Rocky Mountain National Park and stopped at Sprague Lake at the recommendation of the ranger. It appeared to be a fairly easy walk around the lake, and we’d heard it was a great place to see wildlife. The day we were there...More

Thank beth070303
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Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

Beautiful sunrise with nice short paved sidewalk around lake. Not much of a hike, but definitely accessible to all. Elk hang out in the area it can be especially fun during rutting season. Try to catch the sunrise here if you can.

Thank WallyC2
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Reviewed 7 February 2018

Sprague Lake is famous for wildlife viewing, including moose and elk. There is a picnic area as well as a flat 0.5 mi/0.8 km loop trail around the lake. We visited the lake around 5:30pm on the Saturday of the Labour Day weekend, and it...More

Thank pingaroo
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Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

Been there done that. Beautiful lake with a short hike around the loop. Taken the help of officer at the ranger office to know about the places to visit and he guided us to places and told whats best to visit with kids. With lot...More

Thank bharani k
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Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

Had a picnic by the lake, it was great. Quick half hour walk around the lake as it was quite small. Bear lake was so crowded we couldn't get there

Thank bcheong
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Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

What a BEAUTIFUL walk around the lake. Gorgeous vistas in every direction. A picture’s worth a thousand words so take a look at mine. Enjoy!

Thank houstontravelingfool
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

Another fun hike! Happily not long and flat! Seeing three different glaciers was also a highlight. Lots of Nature, and a beautiful place. Plus there's a bathroom!

Thank Jamerz
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Kristin A
5 October 2015|
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Response from hjmartin24 | Reviewed this property |
This is a great one for kids! You can't ride your bike, but they could easily walk the path. My 3.5 and 1.5 year olds enjoyed this and had no trouble. It's a nearly flat and well-maintained path around the lake. You don't... More
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