Sprague Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park

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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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  • Our visit was April 11, 2022. This was a relatively easy walk around the lake on a paved path although half of it was covered with snow and ice making it more difficult. You can make the loop in... 
    Our visit was April 11, 2022. This was a relatively easy walk around the lake on a paved path although half of it was covered with snow and ice making it more difficult. You can make the loop in...  more »
  • This place is very close to Bear Lake. We went to both the places. Overall sprague lake is beautiful with amazing backdrop to the lake covered with luah trees and mountain. We spent probably like 25.....  more
    This place is very close to Bear Lake. We went to both the places. Overall sprague lake is beautiful with amazing backdrop to the lake covered with luah trees and mountain. We spent probably like 25.....  more »
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  • Another of the stops you should not miss at the park
  • Crowded most of the year but still worth the visit!

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