Fall of 2010 we had the opportunity of going to a marriage conference at Glen Eyrie.
Before that, I had no idea that Colorado had it's own collection of castles.
I was enthralled with the idea of exploring a castle.
Glen Eyrie's grounds are located in an extension of the Garden of the Gods rock formations in Colorado Springs.
Visitors are allowed to sign in, wander the grounds, tour the castle, and hike the rocks, even if they don't stay in the rooms. They simply need to sign in at the gate.
The Builder, even included a moat to further authenticate his castle.
A view of Pikes Peak.
More rock formations.