Wetmore, Colorado: Bishop Castle

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Address:
12705 CO-165, Wetmore, CO
Directions:
I-25, turn west at highway 165 going northeast through Colorado City and Rye approximately 27 miles to Bishop Castle. In San Isabel National Forest near Lake Isabel.
Hours:
Daylight hours. (Call to verify)
Phone:
719-485-3040
Admission:
Donation
RA Rates:
Major Fun
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Bishop Castle.

Bishop Castle
One man's massive-obsessive labor of medieval fantasy construction. May it never end. Roadsideamerica.com Report...
Bishop Castle
A stop on Roadside America's 7-day Los Angeles to New York Hypertour. Jim Bishop, man of vision and lifter of rocks, had been battling the federal government ever since he began building his dream castle on a mountainside. Roadsideamerica.com Report...

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Bishop Castle

A fire, cause unknown, swept through the area and destroyed the Castle gift shop on March 28. The stone castle was unaffected by the flames, but authorities closed it temporarily until their investigations were complete.

[RoadsideAmerica.com Team, 03/30/2018]

Bishop Castle.

Bishop Castle

Amazing castle, unbelievable that it's all man made by one man. 50 years of work. Awe-inspiring. Parking is just alongside the highway in both directions.

[Lala Adams, 07/26/2017]

One of the towers.

Bishop Castle

There are some high towers with amazing views if you aren't afraid of heights.

[Chris Sack, 03/26/2016]

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