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Bishop Castle

49 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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Jess
Jess
February 4, 2019
A bit of drive from Colorado Springs, about an hour and half it is a place worth seeing. Jim Bishop built the entire castle by hand. Pack a picnic and climb the iconic towers up to the dragon's head. Free to the public.
Joshua
Joshua
August 30, 2019
A hand-built castle by a Colorado native. No entry fee. Cooler weather and great views.
Perry + Jeanien
Perry + Jeanien
December 16, 2019
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.
Libby
Libby
November 2, 2019
Amazing hand built castle nestled in the Colorado mountains!
Crystal & Dan
Crystal & Dan
November 7, 2018
Very Interesting and FREE
Lin
Lin
July 27, 2019
We love this place! We even were able to speak with the owner while he was working on the castle.
Liz
Liz
January 2, 2020
Wear secure shoes, no flip flops. Head up to Lake San Isabel afterwards for a bite to eat or rent a boat. It is hard to navigate with young kids
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.
Tammie
Tammie
September 22, 2019
One man built this castle , it`s truly amazing
Cienna
Cienna
September 30, 2019
Well worth the drive!

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Location
12705 CO-165
Rye, CO 81069
Phone+1 719-564-4366
Hours of Operation statusClosed · Opens 9:00 AM