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Sprague Lake Loop Trail

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 4.0 (30)

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

  4.0 from 30 votes

#8

in Bear Lake

#305

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  4.0 from 30 votes
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Trail Rankings

#8

in Bear Lake

#68

in Colorado

#305

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Photos

Young elk bucks playing in Sprague Lake
May 2, 2018 near Estes Park, CO
Sprague Lake
Jan 28, 2015 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 16, 2021
Lilly Sharp
Aug 16, 2021
Amy Shaffer
Last day at the park, we came back to finish the hike around the first place we visited when we got there.
Aug 11, 2021
Daniel McCloskey
Jul 19, 2021
Private User
Jul 3, 2021
Courtney Veazey-Currie
Sunset hike- is the perfect time to be here 0.8mi
Jun 2, 2021
Deborah Thompson
Sunrise. Spectacular
May 22, 2021
Donald Blake
0.5mi — 2h 05m
May 5, 2021
Teresa Dickerson
Nice little walk around the lake. — 12h 00m