Sprague Lake Trail is a 0.8 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Estes Park, CO 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.
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!'
beautiful but easy
easy. lots of other people.
Matt N Jennifer P.
Easy hike with the kids....likes that it wasn't overly crowded...
Excellent for beginners and those who are more interested in a stroll along a lake than a real hike. Definitely a great spot for kids!
Was great. It was our first stop when we rolled into town yesterday. Helped us get acclimated. There is snow pack on the trail but not enough for requiring spikes.
Very easy & wheelchair accessible. There was a lot history with this specific hike & it was interesting to read.