Colorado State Capitol

sights / Architecture

Colorado State Capitol information

Denver , USA
Address
Street 200 E Colfax Ave
Telephone
+1 303 866 2604
Getting there
bus 0, 0L, 2, 3L, 6, 7, 10, 12, 15, 16, 16L, 83L RTD
More information
www.colorado.gov/capitoltour
Opening hours
7:30am-5pm Mon-Fri, tours 10am-3pm Mon-Fri
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Sitting commandingly atop Capitol Hill, this stately neoclassical government building looks out across the grand Civic Center Park. The ornate interior befits such a grand building, and visitors can join free tours that depart every 45 minutes.

Construction began in the 1890s from locally quarried rose onyx (Beulah red marble) and in 1908, to celebrate the Colorado gold rush, the superb dome was covered in 200 ounces of gold leaf. The 13th step sits exactly a mile above sea level.