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    Sprague Lake and Glacier Creek Trail

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    Very Easy
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    4.3 km
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    75 m
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    Immerse yourself in the mountainous landscape as you venture the Sprague Lake and Glacier Creek Trail. This stunning nature walk is suitable for kids and novice hikers alike. Make sure to add this scenic excursion to your Rocky Mountain National Park itinerary.

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    Route Description for Sprague Lake and Glacier Creek Trail

    The Sprague Lake and Glacier Creek Trail is a charming, versatile trail in the Rocky Mountain National Park. Hike the level terrain around the blue-hued lake, through lodgepole pines and luxuriant meadows. Though this is not a technical summit hike, it delivers such views. Located in the park, visitors are required to purchase a pass to access the trails.

    Beginning from the Sprague Lake Trailhead, track northeast along the Sprague Lake Trail. As you venture along the north shore of the lake, you will be granted views of Longs Peak towering in the distance. At the first intersection, hook onto the Glacier Creek Trail. This route will guide you south through a meadow.

    You will eventually intersect with Boulder Brook and meet an intersection. Keep right and the next two junctions and you will be delivered back to the Sprague Lake Trailhead.

    Getting to the Sprague Lake and Glacier Creek Trail Trailhead

    The Sprague Lake and Glacier Creek Trail begins at the Sprague Lake Trailhead off Bear Lake Road.

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