Sprague Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park

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 "provides a pleasant area for brookie fishing."
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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  • We visited Sprague Lake in Rocky Mountain national Park while visiting Estes Park. From where you park, the lake is just a 2 or 3 minute walk. Beautiful views all around. Partially frozen over in the....  more »
  • This is a very accessible and easy walk for good winter time views of Hallets peak, a frozen Sprague Lake, and the surrounding winter environs. The trail is essentially level and it has several...  more »
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  • 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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