There’s something about castles that evokes a sense of magic and magnificence. While many castles exist in distant lands, or perhaps only in our imaginations, a fair amount can be found right here in Colorado. Looking for proof? Simply take this beautifully-curated road trip to the most beautiful castles in Colorado to be astounded by the combination of architecture and imagination that inspired these buildings. Whether you have a special place in your heart for fairy tales or can’t resist a good ol’ fashioned drive, you’ll be enchanted by these utterly unique places in Colorado.

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What's the most beautiful castle in Colorado?

As you can tell from our road trip that leads to the most incredible castles in Colorado, each of these landmark holds its own kind of beauty. Yet most agree that the most beautiful castle of all is Cherokee Ranch and Castle. While it's not your typical castle, this striking attraction appears like something out of a dream. Not only is the exterior striking, but the interior also holds a treasure trove of things to see. The building itself is made from locally-sourced rhyolite and petrified wood and inside, you'll find a collection of rare art, books, and culturally-significant items.

Are there any haunted castles in Colorado?

Colorado is known for many things: stunning mountains, unique hiking trails, local breweries, and family-friendly attractions. Fewer people realize that the Centennial State is also home to its very own haunted castle. Miramont Castle Museum is a building from 1895 that houses historic artifacts, a tea room, and, according to legend, a bit of paranormal activity. Otherworldly encounters include the sound of singing from the tea room, footsteps when the building is otherwise empty, and doors slamming shut on their own accord. Are you intrigued by Colorado's most haunted places? You'll be interested to check out our abandoned places road trip.

What are the most unique attractions in Colorado?

Colorado is home to some of the most unique attractions in the world, and it can be difficult to try to narrow down the options. Fortunately, there are a few that many agree are simply non-negotiable when you're visiting for the first time. Some of these places include Mesa Verde National Park, Casa Bonita, the Stanley Hotel, Old Town Fort Collins, the Sand Dunes, Boulder's Dushanbe Teahouse, Red Rocks Amphitheater, and more. If you're in need of some more inspiration for seeing Colorado's most unique attractions, check out our list of hidden gems just waiting to be discovered.

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