Bishop Castle

MODERATE 32 reviews
#17 of 88 trails in

Bishop Castle is a 0.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Beulah, Colorado that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for walking and is accessible year-round.

0.1 miles
0 feet
Out & Back

kid friendly




historic site

From Pueblo: South on I-25, turn west at highway 165 going northeast through Colorado City and Rye approximately 27 miles to Bishop Castle. In San Isabel National Forest near Lake Isabel. From Colorado Springs: South on Hwy 115 to Florence, CO. Turn south (left) on Hwy 67. Turn west (right) on Hwy 96 at Wetmore, CO. Turn south (left) on Hwy 165, heading toward Rye. Bishop's Castle is on the west (right) side of the road- approx 15 miles.

24 days ago

30 days ago

sketchy at the top.

1 month ago

1 month ago

awesome admision......please donate..... Mr bishop was a koo gentleman. .....cliimb the ladder over the walkway.......looks scary but it's not

2 months ago

2 months ago

Fun if you have never been

2 months ago

This is NOT a hike. Even so, I am glad it popped up on this app bc I never would have found it otherwise.

Bishop castle is a man made castle in the middle of San Isabel National Forest. It is AMAZING. If you're looking for something unique and magical, this is it. One man built the structure all by himself and it is wildly impressive.

3 months ago

5 months ago

5 months ago

I love heights so I adored exploring every bit of the castle. It's the perfect place for an adventure, and the drive there is beautiful. I don't recommend it for small children, because it wouldn't be as enjoyable. It was pretty windy, and I've heard it almost always is.

10 months ago

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

It's a very interesting place to visit. A testament to how much one human being can accomplish if they set their mind to it. With that said- I would like to reemphasize what Jim Bishop will tell you- you enter at your own risk.

Saturday, July 09, 2016

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

The map stopped short of the actual location but if you continue driving about 3-4 miles you will see cars parked on the road, and you'll know you are there. It was scary climbing up but amazing when you get to the top. Hold on to your little ones because there are places where there aren't any railing!

Monday, May 09, 2016

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Awesome place! The structure becomes progressively unstable as one works their way towards the top, but I think that's what makes this place fun!

Saturday, March 12, 2016

The architecture is beautiful. Worth exploring, even if you don't want to climb the stairs to the top of the towers.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Very cool place! Super interesting history, too! Climbing the towers is super scary if you're afraid of heights, but still really fun and amazing to look at and be inside. Beautiful architecture. We also saw a large black bear on our way home, not far from there!