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Bishop Castle, Rye

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  • What a novelty to be able to make your own decisions regarding your personal safety. It was wonderful to not have warning signs everywhere. When did we become a population that couldn't decide what is...  more »
  • First visit to Bishops Castle, most amazing place I have ever seen. Really worth the drive. I had so much fun climbing the winding staircases to the bridge at the top. Awesome view.  more »
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  • Most amazing, fabulously crazy, mind blowing piece of engineering and architecture built by the hands of 1 man alone. It is a marvelous spectacle of 1 mans genius. What an amazing mind. Everyone should witness this place in their life time. Thank you Mr & Mrs Bishop for your labor of love. This world does not have enough people like you guys. Keep coloring outside the lines, it makes for beautiful art.
  • His gift shop/house burnt down just a couple days ago... So sad for him! Donate extra when you go. This place is creative and worth seeing, but it's also terrifying. Some of those towers and balconies are very high up! The wire tower is shaky and made me so nervous. Also, there is no dedicated parking lot, but rather room on the side of the highway. We visited in springtime and it was muddy all around, drippy inside the castle, and slippery in some places too. None of the castle is heated or completely protected from the elements, so be prepared for that. I would have enjoyed this more if we'd gone when it was dry and without my little kids. They enjoyed it, but I was nervous the entire time.
  • I used to come here a lot as a kid, as my best friend lived in Colorado City. I came back last year for the first time as an adult with kids. I can't believe how much has been completed over the years! My kids LOVED the fact that they actually got to visit a real castle and explore it. I must admit that I'm not quite as adventurous as I once was and didn't climb the upper scaffolding like I know I would have when I was younger lol. Seriously one of the most memorable experiences for my kids. The view is AMAZING. The drive is gorgeous, and after living away from Colorado for so many years, I have a greater appreciation now. The fact that it's still free to get in and that there is now a gift shop is pretty cool. Definitely worth the drive if you're visiting Springs or Pueblo. You can always stay in Rye or Colorado City if it's too far to get back. I would definitely recommend going with older kids (5 and up) as the stairs are very narrow and it's hard to carry a young child around. Also the builder of the castle has many, many messages around with "conspiracy theories" if you will. Adds more mystery and makes things a little more interesting, but that same brain is what created this magnificent place! So enjoy!
  • This was definitely a great place to spend the day with family... Beautiful design and lots to explore. However it was a little crowded and some of the stair cases were almost impossible to go up or down because of how narrow it was and the amount of people. All in all I will definitely be going back and spending more time to explore the entire castle. This is a great get away for the day location.
  • Bishop's Castle is a true marvel of creativity. Amazing what one person can do with hard work and dedication (sprinkled with a little bit of conspiracies). The castle is huge and has plenty of great areas for pictures. It's also very tall if you're adventurous enough to climb up. The stairs going up are truly frightening and can really shake you down if you're even mildly afraid of heights. But if you manage to persevere, you are rewarded with an amazing view over the forest and into the clear Colorado sky.

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