Pomeroy Lake - FS 297

Total Miles
2.7

Elevation

3,687.75 ft

Duration

2 Hours

Technical Rating

5

Moderate

Best Time

Summer

Trail Overview

This is a spur off the popular Hancock Pass, before the town of Hancock. This trail will take you past the Mary Murphy tram towers to some mining structures at the trams lower and midpoint terminus. From there you can continue up to Pomeroy Lake, or take a short spur to the Mary Murphy to see the many mines served by the tram. The difficult section is on the way to the lake. Dispersed camping is available above the tree line at the lake.

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Pomeroy Lake - FS 297
Pomeroy Lake - FS 297
Pomeroy Lake - FS 297

Difficulty

This is another trail that would mostly be a 4, with the exception of one section where one must navigate some ledges and large boulders 18-24".

Technical Rating

5

Status Reports

Tomas Cooper
Jun 15, 2024
4x4
Obstructed
Downed Tree
95% of the trail is clear. The very end has snow

Access Description

Start in the semi-restored ghost town of St Elmo, CO.

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