Staunton SP

Staunton SP

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Sprague Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park

Sprague Lake Nature Trail
Rocky Mountain National Park

Date Hiked:  Dec. 18, 2008

Distance: .5 mi (RT) - Handicapped Accessible
Elevation Gain: Nominal
Managing Agency: National Park Service
Fee: Yes, $20

Rocky Mountain National Park Accessible Trails Page (NPS)

Directions:  Enter the park from Estes Park at the Beaver Meadows entrance.  Make a left onto Bear Creek Road and follow this until you see the Sprague Lake Nature Trail sign and trailhead on the left.

The Sprague Lake Nature Trail is a pleasant .5 mi trail around Sprague Lake.  When the weather cooperates the views of the Continental Divide from the lake are spectacular, not so much when I hiked there....  The trail is a mix of paved trail and boardwalk making the trail handicapped accessible but also great for kids and great in the winter for a quick snowshoe or cross-country ski trail.  You can also access other trails from here to make a longer trip.