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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  • This was an amazing experience and a MUST-STOP for a Rocky Mountain National Park visit, at least in my book. We only had a few hours to spend at the park, and this was at the TOP of my list--and it....  more »
  • 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 »
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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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