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Very strange & very cool!

Amazing effort by Mr Bishop to build this incredibly cool and strange 'castle'. I can't imagine the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Longview, Texas, Usa
Birthday trip

You have to appreciate the old guys hard work and tenacity to get this castle done, or at least to... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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12705 State Highway 165, San Isabel National Forest, Rye, CO 81069-8634
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Heard a lot about Bishops Castle so had to make the drive since we were in the area. Very impressed with all The work this man has done. Everyone should see it once. To think he did it all by hand. Why? I’m not quite...More

Thank Lisa L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing effort by Mr Bishop to build this incredibly cool and strange 'castle'. I can't imagine the time and work he has put into it. It is a must see if you are in the area. Be careful, as there are a lot of hazards...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You have to appreciate the old guys hard work and tenacity to get this castle done, or at least to where it is now. Yes you might at the lisson do some political rambling, but that is his prerogative as it is his property. I...More

Thank 634bradk
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have lived in Colorado for 12 years and knew of this place but never went until just the other day. This place is really amazing! I can't believe how one guy could have done all of this (minus one tower that his dad built)....More

1  Thank James S
Reviewed September 25, 2018

My spouse and I recently stopped by the Bishop Castle for the first time. We've driven by it before by never stopped. We found there to be plenty of parking along both sides of the road, which is not heavily traveled and therefore, easy and...More

1  Thank Maui2014NMR
Reviewed September 24, 2018 via mobile

When you first walk up it’s seems a little sketchy because there is some trash and construction tossed about but just ignore it! Once you get close to the castle and observe the structure, it truly is amazing that one man built it. The second...More

1  Thank Candice J
Reviewed September 24, 2018

This place is a definite must see! It's amazing that one man has built this all by himself, correction, is still building this all on his own. There are no fees but there is a donation box in which you can leave a little something...More

1  Thank crystal c
Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

We were in Colorado City visiting family and they recommended we check this out. It was free and somewhere to take the kids. So we did. Overall it was neat. It is supposed to be like a castle and you can climb up there and...More

1  Thank great49er
Reviewed September 22, 2018

You may not die but somebody is going to. It is interesting but in a sad sort of way. My limited knowledge of construction has me questioning the integrity of the structure. Rotting wood and undersized support for the balconies make this a disaster waiting...More

Thank jdd43
Reviewed September 20, 2018

Some folks complaining about safety & owner being eccentric, but did they read the sign? Also, it's private property so they are allowing you to tour on their land for free. Is it safe for older folks or children? Maybe if you don't go up...More

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Michelle E
September 12, 2018|
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Response from cologal1957 | Reviewed this property |
Jim Bishop many decades ago
Cyndi T
February 21, 2018|
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Response from SantaFeDiva | Reviewed this property |
No admission and I think it is opened everyday
June 16, 2017|
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Response from Marine-0311-Grunt | Reviewed this property |
Sorry but no. A rental car would be the best way.