Bishop's Castle

Sunday we took a ride to Bishop’s Castle which is surrounded by San Isabel National Forest. In 1969 Jim Bishop began building his castle in the woods. He has single-handedly gathered and set over 1000 tons of rock that is used for the castle. Bishop’s Castle is a very popular place to visit and the ride though San Isabel National Forest is absolutely gorgeous. Unfortunately I didn’t get many pictures of the scenery that we enjoyed while in route… maybe next time. These are a few of the castle and one that Bryan took of me… I came out a little blurry!

Our ride was just a little over 200 miles. While on CO-96 (before turning onto CO-165) I became a little concerned when I saw a road sign that read “Motorcyclist Use Extreme Caution”. I did great… because I went the recommend speed of 25 mph around those curves! It was a great ride and we’re looking forwarded to doing it again. (Ride Plan).

I did get my Mustang seat and horn cover installed and I LOVE them. I can’t believe how comfortable the seat is and I’m so thankful that I made the right choice in buying a Mustang seat. It really changed the look of my Lowrider (I’ll get a photo posted soon). Since it is wider and thicker than my previous seat I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to touch the ground. Once I put my riding boots I had no problem flat footing.

Hopefully I’ll have a couple of cards to share soon even though I haven’t done much stamping. It’s just that time of year that I rather be outside enjoying the weather instead of stuck in the basement! Thanks for visiting ~ Jovi


  1. Great pics, Jovi. Beautiful sites.

  2. That looks like prime riding country. The castle is a really cool destination. Sounds like a fun day!


  3. I haven't been to Bishop's Castle since I went several times with my grandma when I was a kid. I'd stay with her in Pueblo for a week in the summer and my step-cousin and I would be dragged all over to local-ish tourist destinations (like the Royal Gorge, Bishop's Castle, Cripple Creek, etc. I enjoyed looking at the updated photos - thanks!

  4. Looks like there ws some "Prime Beef" on the way to your destination for this ride! Did you meet him or did your hubby do this ride with you?

  5. Hi Jovi,

    That sure looks like a fun ride and a very cool castle. We have yet to visit it. I believe it was last summer that the MSR went there, but we went camping that weekend. Great pics.

    Have you changed the look of your blog? It looks great!!!