08 June, 2019

Innovative and unique castle - Bishop Castle, Rye,Colorado

Bishop Castle is 2.5 hrs drive from Colorado Springs and it is good for a day trip in Summer.

This America's biggest one man- physical project is built by John Bishop in Custer county in the middle of beautiful mountains at Rye, Colorado. This castle is open to public and free to visit.


Innovation, uniqueness and determination are the words that come to my mind when I talk about this castle. This is the result of a single man's hardwork and his effort for his whole life.


The stainless steel dragon, spiral stairs, protruding bridges , glass windows caught my attention. John Bishop calls his work as "A monument to hard working people".




I suggest you to visit this place in summer so that you can reach every nook and corner of the castle which are otherwise slippery with snow.




Kids really loved the castle. It is challenging and interesting for them to take spiral staircases to reach to the top of the castle and walk on the protruding bridge at such a height.


 It seems scary at a few parts and kids below 5 yrs might find it difficult and need more help from adults. The railings are very cold in spring and water melting from snow is falling on us while climbing. So, I suggest that you visit this place only in summer if going with kids.

I am planning to write a post on my suggestions for day trips from Colorado Springs. Bishop castle is one such place where you can spend 2 hrs.

While returning from the castle,  we saw a beautiful lake on the roadside -Lake Isabel. You can take a quick stop for a photo.  The drive was very scenic and there are several campgrounds near by.

If you have time, you can cover Peublo river walk, Lake peublo state park while returning back to Colorado Springs/ Denver.



Let me know if you like this castle.

Until next time,







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