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From Steve Schweitzer's A Fly Fishing Guide To Rocky Mountain National Park, flyfishingrmnp.com:
Spruce Lake is a little gem of a lake which fishes consistently for greenback cutthroat. Don't expect large-sized fish here, but they are colorful. The lake has a large littoral zone harboring p... Log infor additional details...
From the Beaver Meadows Entrance, take Bear Lake Road to Moraine Park Road to Fern Lake Road to the Fern Lake Trailhead. Take Fern Lake Trail to Spruce Lake Trail to the lake. The first 1.8 miles of the trail is deceivingly flat and easily traversed. It lulls the unsuspecting and unprepared into thinking the rest of the hike is similar. After 'The Pool', the off-trail hiking gets a bit steeper. Hiking from the trailhead to Fern Lake is about 4.2 miles one way. From Fern Lake, it's approximately eight tenths of a mile to Spruce Lake.