National and State Register

Como Roundhouse, Railroad Depot & Hotel Complex

Park County

The site contains the six-stall stone roundhouse, the I-plan two-story brick hotel, and the one-story frame depot.  The roundhouse and depot date to circa 1880 and the hotel to 1897. 

A picture of the building with stone walls and tall windows.

Como Roundhouse, Railroad Depot & Hotel Complex (1996 photograph.)

The complex served the Denver, South Park and Pacific Railroad which was originally built west from Denver to tap the area’s coal deposits.  The complex remained a busy railroad division point after the completion of the DSP&P high line over Boreas Pass to Leadville in 1884.  Rail operations at Como ceased in 1938.  Listed under Railroads in Colorado, 1858-1948 Multiple Property Submission.