The Great Stupa

151 Shambhala Way
Red Feather Lakes, CO 80545- Map It

AAA Editor Notes

The Great Stupa is 5 mi. e. on CR 68C (gravel road) to the Shambhala Mountain Center. Rising out of a ponderosa pine forest, this Buddhist shrine is the centerpiece of a 600-acre meditation retreat center. The shrine, said to be one of the world’s most significant examples of Buddhist architecture, features a 108-foot-tall gold dome and brightly painted facade. The interior features inlaid marble floors, an intricately painted ceiling and a towering gold statue of Buddha. Note: Since visitors must walk two-thirds of a mile from the parking lot to the shrine, comfortable shoes are recommended. Guided tours are available. Food is available. Time: Allow 1 hour minimum.
Shrine free. Tours $10; $8 (senior citizens).
Hours: Daily 9-9. Guided tours are offered by appointment only. Phone ahead to confirm schedule.