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Sprague Lake Loop Trail

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 4.1 (34)

An exceedingly popular trail that circumnavigates Sprague Lake.


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Map Key

0.8

Miles

1.3

KM

Point to Point

8,702' 2,652 m

High

8,687' 2,648 m

Low

34' 10 m

Up

36' 11 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

6%

Max Grade (3°)

Dogs No Dogs

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

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Description

This trail is a short, straightforward loop around Sprague Lake. It is made interesting and worthwhile by its awe-inspiring views of Longs Peak to the south, Estes Cone to the southeast, Bierstadt Moraine to the west, and the lake itself.

Access this loop via one of the connector trails that leads out of the Glacier Basin Campground.

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Shared By:

Brian Smith

Trail Ratings

  4.1 from 34 votes

#7

in Bear Lake

#200

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  4.1 from 34 votes
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Trail Rankings

#7

in Bear Lake

#48

in Colorado

#200

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Photos

Sprague Lake
Jan 28, 2015 near Estes Park, CO
Young elk bucks playing in Sprague Lake
May 2, 2018 near Estes Park, CO
Mama moose drinking near Sprague Lake
May 2, 2018 near Estes Park, CO
Hallett & Flattop Peaks from Sprauge Lake
Jul 15, 2015 near Estes Park, CO

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Jul 31, 2022
Mackenzie Munie
Gorgeous sunrise from every angle
Jul 4, 2022
Nick DeLapp
Jun 25, 2022
Justin Hahn
0.8mi — 0h 30m
Jun 13, 2022
David Lundgren
Sunny but very windy - there were white caps on the lake. 0.8mi
Jun 11, 2022
Rob Pressly
Jun 6, 2022
Taylor Hampton
Jun 1, 2022
Jeffrey Bergeson
May 27, 2022
Tessa Vande Velden
9am-ish - with Steph & Alex