Bishop Castle

MODERATE 36 reviews
#20 of 91 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. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
0.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
0 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

walking

forest

views

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.

9 days ago

Bishop castle is an amazing place to visit.

19 days ago

If you're within 50 miles of this and you don't go here you're missing out. I don't know that you'll find a castle as cool as this one anywhere in the country. Did a mention it's free. Oh and you can sleep in it over night, free. If your afraid which most people are just sit at the bottom or talk to the guy in the gift shop. Put a five dollar bill in the donation thing for giving your family a much more entertaining experience for much cheaper than any amusement park or mount Rushmore ever could.

hiking
22 days ago

hiking
22 days ago

1 month ago

2 months ago

sketchy at the top.

2 months ago

2 months ago

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

walking
3 months ago

3 months ago

Fun if you have never been

hiking
4 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.

4 months ago

6 months ago

6 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.

11 months ago

walking
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

walking
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