~Rocky Mountain National Park-Our walk around Sprague Lake

As we walked around the lake every now and then a cold gust of wind would make us want to hunker down. We would bring jacket hoods up and hands would seek the warmth of pockets. The gusts of wind wouldn’t last and the beauty surrounding us motivated us onward.

Sprague Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park
Sprague Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park

There were some hardy souls in the lake fly fishing. What a lovely way to spend a few hours.

A happy guy fly fishing at Sprague Lake
A happy guy fly fishing at Sprague Lake
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Check out that arch!
Lots of snow in the mountains.
Lots of snow in the mountains.
Sleeping Beauty
Sleeping Beauty
She Awakens
She Awakens

As we were driving out of Rocky toward Estes Park, seeking a late lunch, we saw three young bull Elk taking a snooze. This is the featured image from above; this young bull Elk looked very tired. He was laying his head on a tree stump.

Another Sleeping Beauty?
Another Sleeping Beauty?

More photos to come! I hope you enjoyed your visit to Sprague Lake today.

11 thoughts on “~Rocky Mountain National Park-Our walk around Sprague Lake”

    1. Hi Sylvia! It has been a cooler and wetter spring here this year. Shorts and a T-shirt sound darn good. Hopefully, normal spring weather will come soon! I am glad the Elk made you smile. I will post the other two he was with. It looked as if this one had a hang over!

    1. Hi Jane, there were four of them; three laying down with their front legs extended and one was walking around eating grass. They were really handsome with their felt antlers! I will post some add’t photos of them. Thank you for your kind words!

      1. Oh that makes the experience an even better treasure. We have elk herds in the central and northern coastal grasslands . They always are stunning to observe. Yes! Those velvet antlers are handsome. Looking forward to additional photos 🌟

  1. Great Elk capture. I just love Rocky Mtn NP and have walked around Sprague Lake many a time. Looks like there’s still lots of snow on the ground. FYI…we check into Chatfield SP June 2 🙂

    1. Hi Ingrid! Thanks! Sprague Lake is always fun to walk around, especially during the “off” season! I bet you can’t wait to get back to Colorado; let me know if you would like to ride up to Rocky!

  2. This is one of my favorite parks! What a fantastic shot of the resting bull elk. I’ve never seem them sprawl out like this. When I looked at the header, I thought he was rubbing his antlers on the stump.

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