Sprague Lake Trail

EASY 88 reviews
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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.

DISTANCE
0.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
42 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

fishing

fly fishing

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wildlife

no dogs

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.

hiking
17 hours ago

Flat, short, easy hike with good scenery, walked around with our kids and the grandparents, saw a moose around the lake

2 days ago

Great with kids.

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walking
9 days ago

Simple hike around Sprague Lake. Great views of Rockies.

hiking
14 days ago

Fun easy walk on a very snowy trail on a sunny day!!!

hiking
15 days ago

Its as easy as it gets. Still beautiful!

16 days ago

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23 days ago

Super easy hike but its beautiful! Great for the while family!

hiking
24 days ago

Wasnt really a hike as must as a flat trail around the lake. Great to get out of the car and stretch your legs though if you dont want to sweat. I could see it being perfect if you have little kids! I went towards sundown and there wasn't many people on the trail with us but lots of fly fishers! Bring your camera they make for some great photo opportunities! Also saw a big elk just off the beaten path just north of the trail so keep your eyes peeled for wildlife.

1 month ago

Easy, heavily traveled trail around the small lake. Good for kids and groups. Nice photo opportunities.

walking
1 month ago

Beautiful area but too populated for me. Great place to take the elderly or sick to see some beautiful views.

walking
1 month ago

hiking
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walking
2 months ago

It was simply a paved level walk around the lake. Good photo opportunities, but this was not hiking whatsoever.

2 months ago

2 months ago