Pomeroy Lakes Trail

MODERATE 7 reviews
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Pomeroy Lakes Trail is a 7.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Nathrop, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

7.5 miles
1784 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash



nature trips

off road driving

trail running






no shade

10 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...

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.

Sunday, August 02, 2015

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

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.

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.

10 months ago

Friday, July 17, 2015