Thing to Do

Sprague Lake Loop

Sprague Lake Trail
Sprague Lake and Trail in Summer


  • Distance: 0.5 mile round trip
  • Elevation Gain: 10 feet
  • Type of Trail: Loop, Easy

This gorgeous, wheelchair and stroller accessible stroll is great for hikers of all abilities. There are plenty of benches and lookouts over the lake to stop and reflect. Enjoy the view - mountain peaks along the Continental Divide can be seen clearly from the east shoreline. Sprague Lake is also a great place to see wildlife, but please help keep wildlife wild. Never approach or feed wildlife. Animals that learn people are a source of food can become aggressive or stop hunting or foraging on their own. Keep your distance - it's the law! You could be hurt or issued a fine.

Note: Pets are prohibited on ALL park trails, tundra, and meadow areas. Leashed pets are only allowed in picnic areas, parking lots, campgrounds, and along roadsides.

The trail around Sprague Lake is a 0.5 mile (0.8 km) loop that goes around Sprague Lake. The elevation gain is 20 feet. 

Pets are prohibited on all trails in Rocky Mountain National Park

Entrance fees may apply, see Fees & Passes information.
Sprague Lake is located along Bear Lake Road. There is a parking area, picnic tables, restrooms, and a beautiful view of a mountain lake. 

From May 27 to October 10, 2022, Park Access + Bear Lake Road Timed Entry Permit Reservations are requied to access destinations along the Bear Lake Road corridor, from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

Timed Entry Permit Reservations are only available to be booked through One Timed Entry Permit Reservation is $2.00 and non-refundable.

A Timed Entry Permit will cover one vehicle and all passengers in the vehicle.

To learn more, visit the park's Timed Entry Permit Reservation webpage at

Accessibility Information
This is a wheelchair-accessible trail.

Rocky Mountain National Park

Last updated: July 13, 2022