Grant, Colorado: 55-Foot-Tall Jesus

Christ the King was erected in 1933. At the time, it was the second tallest Jesus in the world. It stands on a distant, private hillside, lessening its awesomeness.
51321 US Highway 285, Grant, CO
On the north side of US Hwy 285/Santa Maria Rd, 37.5 miles west of the Hwy 470 beltway around Denver. Pull off the highway in the little gravel turn-off; you'll see the statue on a hillside to the north, on private property.
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Christ the King. Christ the King

Christ the King is a 55-foot tall statue erected in 1933, a gift from the Dower family. Since the statue is on private property, you must use the pull-offs near the YMCA Santa Maria Camp to take photographs.

[Outspoken1, 10/12/2012]

The statue was built as a kind of billboard for what was then a former resort turned into a Catholic summer camp for poor boys and girls. At the time of its construction, it was the second tallest Jesus in the world.

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