Description: At first glance, you might think that Washington had gone beyond all bounds when they painted the bell shaped dome gold. But those of you familiar with our capitol know better. It is the home of the Colorado Legislature. Our capitol building is a one of the key features in the memorable Denver skyline. It is a memorable sight to remember on your first visit to Denver. It can also be seen from one of Denver's famous horse carriage rides in downtown. A round brass cap embedded in the west entrance stairway reads as follows: Elevation: 5280 feet, One Mile High, 5-12-69.