A hiking trail at Golden Gate Canyon State Park has been dubbed Rocky Mountain High Trail in honor of the 50th anniversary of 1972 John Denver’s hit song. Gov. Jared Polis was on hand for the ceremony renaming of the Mountain Lion Trail. Polis not only recognizes the importance of the song to the state of Colorado but has a personal relationship with John Denver’s music:
My parents took me to my first concert to see John Denver at Red Rocks in 1980 when I was five, and I danced in the aisles and our family continues dancing to this day to John Denver’s incredible music. As we continue to protect our environment and ensure Coloradans can thrive for generations to come, I am thrilled to commemorate the 50th anniversary of our state song Rocky Mountain High in such a meaningful way.”
Denver tragically died in a plane crash in 1997. He was 53 years old. Those who keep John Denver’s trust safe and sound said this was beautiful tribute to him.
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