Sprague Lake is a thirteen acre lake located in Colorado’s Rocky Mountain National Park. The lake is perched at 8,200 ft. (2,500 meters) above sea level near the continental divide.
The hike around Sprague Lake is an easy 1/2 mile walk with exceptional views. The path is flat, wide, and well maintained. The trailhead is easily accessible via the Bear Lake Road. To the west multiple peaks of more than 12,000 ft. can be seen. Trout are visible in the clear mountain water and birds and deer can be spotted in the surrounding area.
Before the area was made a national park in 1915, the lake was a resort owned by mountain guide Abner Sprague.