Pomeroy Lakes

MODERATE 7 reviews

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. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
7.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1532 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

off road driving

1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

Relative to other options, (Ptarmigan Lake, Windsor Lake), Pomeroy Lake is not as good. The trail is a rocky back road instead of a well cared for trail and the lakes are not as impressive. The full route beginning at a cut off from the Hancock road is an exhausting day....my family of reasonably fit people, ( 55 Dad, 51 Mom, 23 son, 19 son, 16 daughter, 13 daughter, and 11 daughter), slept well after the hike. Still.....it is a good hike and it is a treat to see all the old mining towns.....good place for rock hounds...

hiking
Thursday, August 18, 2016

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.

hiking
Sunday, August 02, 2015

A gorgeous lake! Lots of up on a high clearance 4WD road, but the end result is well worth it.

hiking
Friday, July 17, 2015

hiking
Tuesday, July 17, 2012

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.

hiking
Saturday, March 17, 2012

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.