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Bishop Castle - Things to Know Before Visiting

12705 CO-165, Rye, CO 81069, USA

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About Bishop Castle

Bishop Castle is an "elaborate and intricate "one-man project" named after its constructor, Jim Bishop, that has become a roadside attraction in central Colorado.The "castle" is located in south central Colorado on State Highway 165 in the Wet Mountains of Southern Colorado in the San Isabel National Forest, southwest of Pueblo, Colorado.

Attractions Near Bishop Castle

Lake Isabel
Lake Isabel9.32km from Bishop Castle

Lake Isabel is a reservoir located in the San Isabel National Forest in Pueblo and Custer counties, in Colorado, United States. The lake is in the Wet Mountains. The lake is open to fishing year round and is regularly stocked by Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Available activities include fishing, hiking, camping and sledding in the winter.

Mission: Wolf
Mission: Wolf15.23km from Bishop Castle

Mission: Wolf is a solar-powered nature center that provides a sanctuary for unwanted captive-born wolves and horses. At present, they care for 23 wolves and wolf-dog crossesand works to promote a better understanding of wolves in order to further reintroduction efforts and discourage attempts to keep wolves as pets.

Greenhorn Mountain Wilderness
Greenhorn Mountain Wilderness23.39km from Bishop Castle

The Greenhorn Mountain Wilderness is a U.S. Wilderness Area, which contains a total of 23,087 acres and is located in the Pike and San Isabel National Forests. It’s under the supervision of the U.S. Forest Service. The view at the summit of Greenhorn Mountain is a panoramic spectacle. The Great Plains, the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Pikes Peaks, and Spanish Peaks can all be seen from the summit of Greenhorn Mountain.

Wet Mountain Valley
Wet Mountain Valley30.45km from Bishop Castle

The Wet Mountain Valley is a peaceful home for residents and a glorious get-a-way for the thousands of visitors who discover this well-kept secret each year. It is nestled between the Wet Mountains and the Sangre de Cristo Range are the scenic towns of Westcliffe and Silver Cliff. The area is known for its historical ranches and excellent hay production.

DeWeese Reservoir
DeWeese Reservoir35.93km from Bishop Castle

DeWeese Reservoir is located in northern Custer County, Colorado between the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and the Wet Mountains. The ditch and reservoir company owns the land under the reservoir and most of the land around it. The company has arrangements with other organizations to store water and for the use of the space.The lake and the land immediately surrounding it are also designated as the DeWeese Reservoir State Wildlife Area.

Rainbow trail
Rainbow trail36.62km from Bishop Castle

Rainbow trail is located in Custer County, Colorado, United States. Generally considered a moderately challenging route, it takes an average of 15 h 13 min to complete. This is a popular trail for birding, hiking, and horseback riding, but you can still enjoy some solitude during quieter times of day.

Where is Bishop Castle

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Custer County
Custer County
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Custer County is a county located in the U.S. state of Colorado. A large percentage of the county is National Forest land in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains on the west side and in the Wet Mountains on the east. The only lake of size is the DeWeese Reservoir in the north end of the Wet Mountain Valley.