Upper Pomeroy Lake

Upper Pomeroy Lake

Upper Pomeroy Lake is a high mountain lake at an elevation of 3.744m (12,283ft) above the sea level, located in Chaffee County, Colorado, in USA. It’s one of the highest mountain roads of Colorado.

The road to the lake is gravel. It’s called Forest Service Road 297. It’s impassable in winters. Avoid driving in this area if unpaved mountain roads aren't your strong point. Stay away if you're scared of heights. Located in the Sawatch Mountains of central Colorado, the road is very rough. 4wd with a high ground clearance vehicle is necessary. Vehicles are currently not permitted to drive to the lake. This is a great trail that offers a little bit of everything -- rocky challenges, fantastic scenery, Colorado history, and access to some great hiking and fishing. The ice does not completely melt on the lake until late June or early July.
Pic: Shane Simon