The Great Stupa

151 Shambhala Way
Red Feather Lakes, CO 80545- Map It
Phone: (888) 788-7221

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. This monument to human kindness, said to be one of the world’s most significant examples of Buddhist architecture, features a 108-foot-tall gold spire 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. Some handicapped and family parking is available next to the shrine. Guided tours are available. Food is available.
Shrine free. Tours $10.
Hours: Daily 9-7. Lunch is available daily 12:30-1:30. Guided tours require a minimum of eight people and are offered by appointment only. Allow 1 hour minimum.