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 is popular for Brook trout fishing.Put Sprague Lake and other Rocky Mountain National Park attractions into our Rocky Mountain National Park online trip itinerary planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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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Sprague Lake has a nice, fairly short and level trail around it. Compared to Bear Lake, it wasn't nearly as pretty. It was quieter with far less people which made the walk peaceful. If one has... more »
Great short hike around a lake with gorgeous views of some peaks. Trail is flat and well maintained. Perfect stroll for all levels. Great place to see moose, especially early. If you go later you may.... more »
Peace and joy
GORGEOUS beyond words - 3/4 mile walking path around Sprague Lake - potential to see elk, moose and various birds along the path
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