Local Attractions

The Greenhorn Valley and the entire area offer plenty of activities for your entertainment, from hiking, camping and fishing to tourist attractions to live music.

local attractions Bishop CastleOne absolute must-see is Bishop Castle. This magnificent structure has been nearly 40 years in the making and just keeps on growing. Located just 15 miles north of Rye on Highway 165, it is easy to get to and the drive is beautiful.

If being outdoors is your bag, you’ve come to the right place. The Craftsman Lodge is just minutes away from the Greenhorn Mountain Wilderness area. This treasure features more than 23,000 acres of unspoiled beauty. With miles of trails and few people you are sure to find peace and solitude. If fishing is what you want, there are two lakes within just a short drive. Lake Beckwith in Colorado City is stocked with bass, trout and many other species of game fish. To the north of Rye, Lake Isabel offers some of the best fly fishing you will find anywhere. Just minutes away, you will find miles of ATV trails and trails to ride your horses (we have stables for your use).

Golf anyone? Hollydot Golf Course, all 27 holes, is just 15 minutes away in Colorado City. This course features challenging fairways, perfectly conditioned greens, beautiful views, and best of all, no tee times.

The Pike’s Peak region and Colorado Springs offers several different tourist attractions including the Cave of the Winds, Seven Falls and the inspiration for America the Beautiful, Pike’s Peak itself. And don’t forget about the Royal Gorge. It features the world’s highest suspension bridge and is just a little over an hour away.

Below is just a partial list of area attractions;
Local Attractions

Bishop Castle
Lake Beckwith – Google Search
Lake Isabel
Greenhorn Wilderness area
Greenhorn Trail
Bartlett Trail
Frontier Pathways Scenic Byway
Colorado Horseback Riding Adventure
Hollydot Golf Course
Community Swimming Pool

Restaurants

Max’s Place – Hearty home cooking – (719) 676-6297
Obie’s Fillin’ Station – Texas Style BBQ – (719) 676-4227
Three Sisters – Western ambience Bar & Grill – (719) 676-2276
Table Mountain Coffee Shop – Coffee Shop
Rye Cafe – Breakfast, sandwiches, pizza, soups, coffee bar – (719) 489-2233
The Grill at Hollydot – Clubhouse Dining (719) 676-2770
Viktorios Pizzeria and Bar – Italian and Mexican Food – (719) 676-4455

Regional Attractions

The Royal Gorge Bridge
The Broadmoor Seven Falls
Cave of the Winds
Pike’s Peak
Manitou Springs Cliff Dwellings
Sangre de Cristo Mountains