Sprague Lake Trail is a 0.8 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Estes Park, Colorado that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.
Easy half-mile walk around Sprague Lake (elevation 8,700 feet). Even has benches to sit and reflect from or watch fisherman catch fish. Great views all around of surrounding peaks and the Continental Divide at the far end of the lake, which also has large boulders, great for climbing. Boardwalks and bridges have been built over the marshy western side of the lake to take you back to the parking lot. Shallow, 13-acre lake was part of a resort once owned by Abner Sprague, an expert guide and host. Just before Rocky Mountain National Park was established in 1915, Sprague dammed the far end to create better fishing for his lodge guests.
Very short, extremely easy trail (we took my great aunt who has poor knees when she came to visit), but the views are spectacular, the lake is clear and beautiful, and the paths and recreation areas are clean and well maintained.
Beautiful views like everywhere in the park, super easy and flat.
I love this hike for visitors because it's not too challenging, there are opportunities to tailor it for longer lengths (just head out on the Boulder Brook Trail and loop back) and it's great for summer or winter. More details on a winter hike here: https://goo.gl/zWLqxD
It was a easy flat trail with lake and mountain views.
I also enjoyed the autumnal tree colors.
Very easy trail. Always a lot of people.
Great easy trail went in fall all colors were incredible.
Very easy and short, but great views. Nice place to unwind. Stopped by here a couple of different years.
went to this trail in the winter when it was snowy it was rather easy and beautiful. One step off the packed down trail and I was in waist deep snow, there were still quite a few people considering how cold it was
Easy walk, beautiful scenes, and we saw a moose 25ft away from the trail!'