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.

Address:
51321 US Highway 285, Grant, CO
Directions:
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. Private property - statue visible from highway only.
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55-Foot-Tall Jesus.

55-Foot-Tall Jesus

A bit back from the road! I wish you could get closer.

[TL, 09/06/2021]

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 third tallest Jesus in the world.


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