Catch a Sunrise at Sprague Lake

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Distance

0.9 Miles

Elevation Gain

10 Feet

Activities

Chillin, Fishing, Photography, Hiking

Skill

Beginner

Season

Year Round

Type

Loop

Bathrooms
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Lake
Picnic Area
River
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

Sprague Lake is an awesome spot for those who want to see what Rocky Mountain National Park has to offer without hiking too far.

Located in Rocky Mountain National Park at an elevation of almost 8,700 feet, Sprague Lake offers visitors great views with very little effort required. It's a short 15 minute drive from Estes Park and hikers can take the short trail around the circumference of the lake. You'll find bathrooms and picnic sites as well as a camping area nearby.

If you're up for it, it's worthwhile to get up for sunrise for the best view of the peaks on the continental divide. The area is also frequented by wildlife in the summer. 

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Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

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Distance

0.9 Miles

Elevation Gain

10 Feet

Activities

Chillin, Fishing, Photography, Hiking

Skill

Beginner

Season

Year Round

Type

Loop

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