Colorado January 18, 2017
This Road Trip To Colorado’s Most Majestic Castles Is Like Something From A Fairytale
Do you love the stunning architecture of a large and magnificent castle? We here at Only in Colorado do and are happy to report that you don’t have to travel to Europe or to Disney World to visit one of these majestic dwellings; just take this beautifully curated road trip to some of the most incredible castles around Colorado! (Link to the original map can be found
1. Dunafon Castle (Idledale)
One of Colorado's premiere wedding destinations is Dunafon Castle; an incredible stone castle that was built in 1941 on a perfectly picturesque peninsula.
2. Richthofen Castle (Denver)
Do you want to own your OWN castle? You are in luck, as Richthofen, which was built in 1887 by Baron Walter von Richthofen (uncle of the famous Red Baron), is currently for sale for a cool $3.5M!
3. Cherokee Ranch & Castle (Sedalia)
Located in Sedalia, the jaw-dropping Cherokee Castle is housed on a stunning 3,400 acres that serves as a sanctuary for both wildlife and native ecosystems. Built in the 1920s, Cherokee Castle is a 1450s Scottish-style castle that features exquisite details, historic furnishings and artwork, and views that you have to see to believe.
4. Glen Eyrie Castle (Colorado Springs)
If you are ready to get out and stretch your legs, you have come to the right place, and this awe-inspiring 1903 English Tudor-style castle offers tours, high tea, and even overnight accommodations for weary travelers.
5. Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun (Colorado Springs)
Also located in Colorado Springs, the Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun is a commemorative shrine that was named for humorist Will Rogers, who died in a plane crash during the construction of the castle. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1994.
6. Bishop Castle (Rye)
Welcome to Jim Bishop's own 160 ft. tall stone castle, which he has been building (with his own two hands) and adding onto since 1969. Why a castle, you ask? After buying the land for a mere $450, Bishop intended to construct a cottage for his family, but went above and beyond after hearing comments from neighbors about how the stones made it look like a castle.
7. Cano's Castle (Antonito)
What better way to end this road trip than with the bizarre Cano's Castle: a four tower masterpiece that was constructed entirely of beer cans and other recyclables by Vietnam veteran Donald Espinoza.
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