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Bishop Castle

12705 State Highway 165, San Isabel National Forest, Rye, CO 81069-8634
+1 719-485-3040
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Fascinating! Scary with young children.

It is a work in progress & not a completed project. Taking young children was scary but doable. You... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Travelmomma2017
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Colorado
via mobile
UNBELIEVABLE!

This castle is definitely a work of art. Jim is very talented and has built this enormous castle... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
spunkysam
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longmont, colorado
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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12705 State Highway 165, San Isabel National Forest, Rye, CO 81069-8634
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+1 719-485-3040
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is a work in progress & not a completed project. Taking young children was scary but doable. You will need to hang onto your children & supervise them closely. It is an interesting thing to see & really amazing!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This castle is definitely a work of art. Jim is very talented and has built this enormous castle one rock at a time all by himself. I have visited it several times over the years and am always amazed at the additions done to it....More

Thank spunkysam
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I decided to venture here to take a look at the castle. We were greeted by a ramshackle building that looks half built. There are signs everywhere that are very strange. Disturbing.

Thank Alex S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The castle itself is amazing. The woman who worked in the gift shop ruined the whole experience. By far the rudest woman I have ever come across. My 15 year old was in there with $150 to buy something. He picked up a handmade Axe...More

Thank Brandon D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Bishops castle has been a part of my life as long as I can remember. First visiting with my grandmother in the early 80’s , since then it has morphed into Jim’s dream despite legal and financial issues. Throughout this growth he has added towers,more...More

Thank 1CO_Wildflower
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Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

Made the drive from Colorado Springs. The castle and construction is interesting. Remember it is not finished and very much a working site. If you are height phobic if you walk on the right side of the castle there is a path and some steps...More

Thank Tamara M
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

this is a must see, its awesome and free. it was very enjoyable. you can climb up the steep stairs and see what it must have been like living there

1  Thank blueman66
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Reviewed 21 February 2018

It was easy to find, parking was very accessible, and gave a great photo ops. Very family friendly, as long as your children are well behaved as there are some dangerous stairs/hallways/etc.

1  Thank Wesley D
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Reviewed 6 February 2018

To realize that this man built this with his own hands is amazing. The views are also fantastic. He is apparently in his 80's now and while I was there he was not there for health reasons and I do hope he recovers and is...More

1  Thank TravelSecrets78
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Finding this structure in the mountains of Colorado in a place never expected is like coming into a fairy tale. Built from local stones gathered and assembled by one person who has often times been present when you go to see it seems like a...More

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Cyndi T
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Response from SantaFeDiva | Reviewed this property |
No admission and I think it is opened everyday
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Eva D
16 June 2017|
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Response from Marine-0311-Grunt | Reviewed this property |
Sorry but no. A rental car would be the best way.
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wenrich2011
26 May 2017|
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Response from Susan A | Reviewed this property |
When I was there a couple brought their lab and were looking around. There are spiral staircases that I wouldn't want to take my dogs up or down. Also, so holes that would concern me with their paws.
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