During our year in Colorado, one of the places we made sure to visit was Bishop Castle near Beulah. Jim Bishop has been building the castle by himself for nearly 40 years and people visit not just to see his castle, but to see the man himself. He is well known for his anti-government stance and his conspiracy theories. If you visit while he is working on the castle, he will share them with you.
Mr. Bishop wasn't at the site when we stopped in, so we didn't get to meet him, but we had a great time exploring his castle. I would like to go back now and see what has been added. If you are ever in Colorado, especially near Colorado Springs, consider planning a visit to Bishop Castle.
Address: 12705 CO-165, Rye - Beulah, CO
Directions: I-25, turn west at highway 165 going through Rye or Colorado City approximately 27 miles to Bishop Castle.
Hours: Daylight hours
Admission is free, but donations are requested to help fund construction of the castle.
There used to be a website for the castle, but it is no longer available. For more information on the castle and Mr. Bishop, I enjoyed these two articles:
The Craziest Castle in Colorado