Pomeroy Lakes

4.9/5 (27 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').

Trail Difficulty and Assessment

Trail Navigation

Trail Reviews

4.9/5 (27 reviews)
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
27350
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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Status: Open
Visited: 06/13/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Hard to imagine the last review was only 11 days ago. The trail is wide open, no snow at all anywhere. I've been wheeling for a while now, and I really, really enjoyed this trail. If you fish, the lakes up top are amazing spots- well, I'm sure the upper is too, but it's still iced over. Lower lake was a nice spot to sit and fish a while. Even if you dont fish the views are amazing. Plan some time to sit and enjoy the sights up top. Saw no one else there the whole time. I went in a stock 21 Tacoma TRD Offroad- made it all the way, including over the single hill obstacle mentioned here. Hit the skid plates more than once. This was the upper limit of what I would want to do in a stock Taco, which made it fun. Might be less exciting in a highly modified rig, but the destination is worth the time either way.
Trail Review: Pomeroy Lakes - Hollis
Trail Review: Pomeroy Lakes - Hollis
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