Sprague Lake Nature Loop Trail
This shallow lake and surrounding area is a quiet showpiece of Rocky Mountain National Park’s ever-evolving forests and shores. Descriptions of these changes, found in the trail brochure (available at the trailhead), help parents guide children to certain discoveries along the way. Anglers of all ages appreciate the lake’s healthy brook trout population. The trail is fully accessible and leads to a campsite designed for people in wheelchairs. For little ones, the lake’s first attraction is the resident ducklings paddling around their mothers. Father ducks are the ones with a showy green head atop a white collar. They are commonly seen during the spring nesting season. When the ducks dip their heads into the water, their long, specially adapted tongues are straining food (insects, tiny bits of plants, seeds, fish eggs) from the mud.
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Trail Statistics & Information
|Nearby City||Estes Park|
|Skill Level||Easy for children|
|Season||June to October|
|Trailhead Elevation||8,710 ft|
|Top Elevation||8,710 ft|
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