Friday, October 13, 2017
La Veta to Trinidad. There is a route from Cuchara through the San Isabel National Forest, up over 11,743' Cordova Pass, and down to the community of Aguilar. We did the Cordova Pass route on our first drive and Hwy. 12 from La Veta to Trinidad another day. If choosing to make only one of the trips, take Hwy. 12 to Trinidad.
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Saturday, September 16, 2017
Behold Bishop Castle, the life work of one man! When Jim Bishop was just 15 years old, he spotted a two and a half acre piece of property for sale on a mountaintop! He convinced his dad to purchase the $450 property for him, with money Jim had earned and saved. Together they built a cabin on the property for family getaways. The rockwork that Jim incorporated around the cabin inspired people to comment that it had the look of a castle. The idea of a castle was born! Jim has been working on his dream for almost 50 years and his castle continues to grow! As visitors to Jim's castle, we can tell you that his design and workmanship is breathtaking! Bishop Castle is open everyday and admission is free!
The entrance not only has the arched entry, but an upper room and top deck!
Keep in mind that the castle isn't completed, but is already so gorgeous!
This is the stairway to the second floor and even grander room!
This is the view out the back!
Here is the view from the lower turret we made it up!
The amazing dragon is actually set-up to breathe fire! Wouldn't that be amazing to see?
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