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Rye, Colorado: Bishop Castle Team Field Report

12705 CO-165, Rye, CO
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.
Daylight hours. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Bishop Castle.

Bishop Castle

One man's massive-obsessive labor of medieval fantasy construction. May it never end. 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. Report...

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Bishop Castle.

Bishop Castle

Could be a wobbly experience for those who fear heights, however its a thrill to see. Watch your step! Have fun viewing an eccentric man's colossal castle of wonder! Betty Boop's angelic spirit resides at Bishop's castle.

[Melanie, 06/17/2022]

Big room, Bishop Castle. 2020

Bishop Castle

This place is amazing, and still open to the public. Bishop was not present when we visited, but unguided tours seem to be the norm. Signed the guest book, dropped $20 in the donation can, and spent a couple of hours wandering around (and up), exploring one man's monument to building one's own monument.

[S. Michael Wilson, 03/09/2020]

Bishop Castle.

Bishop Castle

Gift shop reopened. Fascinating. Wear walking shoes! Stained glass windows are beautiful. Mr. Bishop was not there. The drive to Bishop Castle was beautiful and snow covered.

[Debbie Williams, 01/29/2019]

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In the region:
Virgin Mary Grotto, Walsenburg, CO - 35 mi.

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