Chapel on the Rock, Allenspark

The Chapel on the Rock is a tourist landmark in Allenspark, Colorado, USA. The chapel is located on the grounds of the Saint Malo Retreat, Conference, and Spiritual Center of the Catholic Archdiocese of Denver. The chapel is open to the public.
In 1999 Boulder County designated the chapel as a historic site.
Pope John Paul II prayed at the chapel during his visit to Denver for World Youth Day in 1993; he blessed the chapel afterwards. The pope later hiked in the surrounding woods and spent some time at the Saint Malo Retreat Center.
In November 2011 the Chapel on the Rock was spared from a devastating fire that destroyed a majority of the retreat center, forcing it to close its doors.
During the rock slides of September 2013 the Chapel on the Rock survived, though much of the surrounding terrain was destroyed.
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  • I saw the reviews and had to see for myself. I am so glad I did!! It was such a beautiful view full of history. My 6 year old daughter loved it too. It is definitely worth the short trip up to see it  more »
  • I saw the reviews posted on this Chapel and thought we might visit it while we were there. My husband and I were amazed that it is right on the road, and it's on the way to Estes Park. Many people sto...  more »
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  • Beautiful chapel high in the mountains. Perfect location for day trips
  • We got there too early, but were still able to look at it. Besides the church, the back-drop of the towering mountains, just made it picturesque.

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