Pomeroy Lakes

4.8/5 (28 reviews)
St. Elmo, Colorado (Chaffee County)
Last Updated: 07/02/2022
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Trail Information

Highlights

If you enjoy mining history, alpine fishing and camping then this trail is a must do. You will gain a glimpse of the areas mining history as you begin the trail at the old townsite of Romley. You will then pass several arial tram towers that are still standing before you reach the Mary Murphy Mine area, which offers an opportunity to explore several of the old structures that are still standing. After the mine you will continue through meadows and heavy timber before you reach the parking area at an elevation of 12,109' with a view of Lower Pomeroy Lake. Upper Pomeroy Lake is about a mile hike farther up the basin along an old road and is situated below Pomeroy Mountain (13,151').

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Trail Reviews

4.8/5 (28 reviews)
JP
500
Status: Open
Rated 4/5
Visited: 09/23/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

This was my second trail to an alpine lake (the first was Billings Lake a couple weeks ago). This was my first solo run up a 'moderate' trail, which convinced me not to wheel solo again! lol Not particularly difficult for my Cherokee with a 6-1/2" lift on 35s, but pretty bouncy (short-arms). A few of the off-camber spots got a scream or two out of the wife. Our two dogs stayed hunkered down in the back seat and only came up for air when we stopped. The area surrounding Pomeroy Lake, itself, was really desolate and a long, but easy one-mile hike to it—don't forget anything you left in the Jeep or it's a long walk to retrieve it! The fishing wasn't much that day as everyone was fishing, not catching.
Trail Review: Pomeroy Lakes - JP
Trail Review: Pomeroy Lakes - JP
Status: Open
Visited: 09/03/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Relatively easy trail, but very rocky. You get bounced around a lot and thus not vey enjoyable for me. I ended up turning around.
Marcus Trusty
Official Crew
29500
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 07/02/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Busy day fishing at the upper lake, 20 fly fishermen came in after us. Hailed the entire drive out.
Trail Review: Pomeroy Lakes - Marcus Trusty
Trail Review: Pomeroy Lakes - Marcus Trusty
Status: Open
Rated 4/5
Visited: 06/17/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Great trail with an awesome view at the top. No snow on the trail, but a few drifts in shaded areas off the trail as you reach the top.
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 06/17/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Only went up to Mary Murphy mine but was beautiful and no snow, just runoff. Amazing buildings and a wild suspension bridge.
Trail Review: Pomeroy Lakes - Robbie spil
Trail Review: Pomeroy Lakes - Robbie spil
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