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Sprague Lake Loop Trail

Easy

Trail

0.8 mile 1.3 kilometer point to point
99% Runnable
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 34' 10 m
Descent: -36' -11 m
High: 8,702' 2,652 m
Low: 8,687' 2,648 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 6% (3°)

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Trail shared by Brian Smith

An exceedingly popular trail that circumnavigates Sprague Lake.

Brian Smith

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

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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  3.9 from 22 votes

#11

in Bear Lake

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#11

in Bear Lake

#343

in Colorado

#4,733

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1,187 Since Jan 15, 2015
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Photos

Alpenglow in RMNP on the Sprague Lake Loop.
Nov 11, 2015 near Estes Park, CO
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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