Pomeroy Lakes

Easy lower section to old mine structures. Challenging upper section to a lake and old mine.

Total Miles

2

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Elevation
12,100'
Duration
2 to 3 Hours
Technical Rating
6 / 10
Best Time
Summer - Fall

As we continue to improve our trail coverage, we'd love to hear what you think and which areas to add next.

Trail Overview
Pomeroy Lakes
The first, lower part of this trail is relatively easy, which brings in crowds exploring the many remaining mine structures. The upper half, to Mary Murphy Mine and Lower Pomeroy Lake, increases significantly in difficulty.
History
Mary Murphy Mine was a top producing mine that supported the town of Romley. The area flourished between 1870 and the early 1900s. The main part of Romley was located in a meadow below C.R. 295. Romley was also known as “Red Town,” because all buildings in town were painted red with white trim. The railroad removed its tracks in 1926, but it was not until 1982 that the town was torn down by its owners.
Getting There
From Johnson Village, head south on Hwy. 285 about 6 miles. Just past Nathrop, turn right on C.R. 162. Go west 15.4 miles to parking/staging area (with toilet) on left. Immediately after parking area, bear left on C.R. 295. Go another 2.8 miles. Turn left at sign for Mary Murphy Mine after point where road dips to right to bypass old trestle.
Contact for Current Conditions
San Isabel N.F.
Salida R.D.
(719) 539-3591