Trail

Sprague Lake Loop

Estes Park, CO
Length: 0.75 mi.
Type: Loop

About This Trail

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This is a nice, groomed, flat 3/4-mile trail around Sprague Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park. It is about a 15-minute drive once you enter the park and is heavily trafficked, particularly by families. It’s a great option if the Bear Lake parking lot is full. The views are great, the trail is kept up very well and there are picnicking areas. The trail is great for toddlers—just make sure they don’t head off the trail and into the lake! There are lots of fish and ducks to watch in the lake. Bears, moose and elk also frequent the area so be on the lookout!

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Trail Features

Seasons Fall, Spring, and Summer
Surface type Dirt
Stroller friendly Yes
Stroller terrain All Terrain
ADA accessible Yes
Water fountains Yes
Bathrooms Yes
Cell reception None
Pet friendly No
Nearby convenience store No
Camping Nearby Yes
Emergency support
within 5 miles
No

Trail highlights

Boardwalk, Camping Nearby, Creek / River, Fishing, Lake, Picnic Area, Viewpoint, and Wildlife Viewing

Lots of fish and ducks to watch in the lake. Pack lunch to enjoy after hiking at the picnic areas.

Fee & Parking Details

Fee : $0.00

Follow the signs for Sprague Lake and park in the Sprague Lake parking lot. In peak months, rangers will block the road if the lot is full so head out early.

Trail Contributor

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Linzay is the Brand & Content Manager at Hike it Baby.

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Getting There

Once you enter Rocky Mountain National Park from the east entrance, turn left on Bear Lake Road. After a few miles, turn left on Sprague Lake Road and park in the lot.