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Bishop Castle

61 locals recommend
About this place
Bishop Castle started as a family construction project situated in the Wet Mountains of Southern Colorado in the San Isabel National Forest located North West of Rye, Colorado. The castle is named after its constructor, Jim Bishop.
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Melissa
Melissa
February 9, 2020
Located about an hour and a half south and west in the San Isabel National Forest, this 3-story castle with a fire breathing dragon has been built by Jim Bishop. Really cool place with a very quirky owner.
Joshua
Joshua
August 30, 2019
A hand-built castle by a Colorado native. No entry fee. Cooler weather and great views.
Jeff
Jeff
July 16, 2020
Defintaely walk to the top and hang out in the sphere!
STELLAR HOMES   Janice
STELLAR HOMES Janice
July 25, 2020
Unique place climb to the top of this castle. It’s about an hour and a half south. It’s free
Shellie
Shellie
October 22, 2019
This is a must see! Mr. Bishop built the entire castle by himself and it is amazing! It is free, however donations are requested. About 1 1/2 hours from here. Definitely worth the drive.
Giles & Angel
Giles & Angel
August 20, 2020
Worth the trip if you can afford the time for a day trip. Crazy it was built by 1 guy. Just a bit more than a 2 hour drive. Combine with a trip to the Royal Gorge. Warning! The guy didn't get a building permit.
Mary
Mary
July 28, 2020
Take a drive to the castle. On the weekend the dragon spits out fire. The drive there is beautiful.
Tammie
Tammie
September 22, 2019
One man built this castle , it`s truly amazing
Cienna
Cienna
September 30, 2019
Well worth the drive!
Casey
Casey
June 17, 2020
A wonderous marvel and worth the drive! Did I mention it's free?

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Location
12705 CO-165
Rye, CO 81069
Phone+1 719-564-4366