Outside the Colorado State Capitol
The Colorado State Capitol building was opened in 1894 in Denver, Colorado. It is constructed of Colorado white granite and topped with a copper dome that is gilded in gold leaf from a Colorado mine. The capitol sits on the eastern edge of Denver’s Civic Center and houses the Colorado General Assembly as well as the offices of the Governor, Lieutenant Governor and Treasurer.
Outside, its western steps feature the official elevation of Denver. The original marker on the fifteenth step is an engravement “One Mile High Above Sea Level”. The elevation has been remeasured from time to time and as a result there is a marker on step 18 from 1969 and a marker on step 13 from 2003.EXPLORE!