Pomeroy Lakes is a 7.2 mile out and back trail located near Nathrop, Colorado and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and off road driving and is best used from March until November.
off road driving
Jeeped until the trail became extremely rocky and difficult. Hiked the last .08 mile. Beautiful hike and lake. Hiked over to ridge to view in next valley. Light rain and no cover as above timberline.
A gorgeous lake! Lots of up on a high clearance 4WD road, but the end result is well worth it.
In the middle of July this trail was quite busy with hikers and 4WD vehicles. I hiked the trail from CR-295 to the Upper Lake then made it about halfway up the mountain to the east to get a good view of the lakes and surrounding mountains (see pic). I would recommend this trail and perhaps do it again.
While this is a 4WD road it makes a nice hike. It was very nice and uncrowded at the end of September.
It take you past the old Mary Murphy Mines ruins. Further along there is an old grave along the roadside dating from 1884. Eventually it climbs above the treeline to a parking lot overlooking the lakes. From there an easy side trip can be made to the ridge overlooking Grizzly Gulch, as well as visiting both lakes.