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 is popular for Brook trout 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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  • My mom really enjoyed the hike around this lake. Elk were right up next to the boardwalk! There are lovely views and the hike is quite easy. There are also benches for those that have lots of time to....  more »
  • This was the first walk we took with our family after arriving in RMNP. We were worried about the weather that afternoon and didn't want to get caught out on a longer hike. Our kids (ages...  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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