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Explore Bishop Castle

10746-11764 Greenhorn Highway, Colorado

based on 1 reviews



0.25 miles

Elevation Gain

26 ft

Route Type



Added by Holly Mandarich

Four castle towers and precious metalwork staircases that’ll be sure to give you a thrill.

This adventure is a unique experience, perfect for the off seasons. Park along the highway on CO-165 in Rye, Colorado, cross the street and walk into the largest one man project in the USA. You’ll enter under the grand front gate and follow the path that leads to the castle.

There you’ll find multiple ways to enter the castle. There will be a large steep staircase to your left on the exterior of the castle. You can also enter on the main level and find multiple spiral staircases that will take you higher. 

The castle showcases four towers, one that is 16 stories high! 

The second level features exquisite stain glass windows and a large open floor plan that’ll leave you feeling magical.

Have fun! Get lost and get ready for a thrill. This castle is unlike anything you’ve ever experienced, I guarantee it. 

There’s no waiver or entry fee to explore this beauty! 

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Explore Bishop Castle Reviews

I was able to visit the bishop castle just after summer. It was around autumn. When I got here it was super cool! Kind of scary as you have to walk up at your own risk. If you are afraid of heights, I don’t recommend coming. I really enjoyed the spiral stairs and seeing the fireplace. Too bad I didn’t see Mr. Bishop. He actually lives in the rv and works on his castle dream. If you come during cold weather, bring layers. Also, make sure you fill your tank before coming here because getting gas is quite far.

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