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Sprague Lake Loop Trail

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 4.1 (35)

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 35 votes

#7

in Bear Lake

#182

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  4.1 from 35 votes
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Trail Rankings

#7

in Bear Lake

#45

in Colorado

#182

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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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Sep 27, 2022
Jennifer Jefferson
Justin and I walked around half way to take pics in with the pond and trees that were turningbyellow
Aug 24, 2022
Rosie Betenbaugh
0.8mi — 2h 11m
Jul 31, 2022
Mackenzie Munie
Gorgeous sunrise from every angle
Jul 31, 2022
Paula M
Pretty sunrise trail
Jul 31, 2022
Mike Munie
Watched the sunrise light up the peaks of the Continental divide
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