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Colorado mountaineering path renamed for John Denver music

Colorado mountaineering path renamed for John Denver music

John Denver’s “Rocky Mountain Excessive,” certainly one of two Colorado state songs, is celebrating its fiftieth anniversary.

GOLDEN, Colo. — A mountaineering path at Golden Gate Canyon State Park has been renamed for Colorado’s second state music.

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis (D) renamed the Mountain Lion Path at Golden Gate Canyon State Park as “Rocky Mountain Excessive Path.”

Polis’ workplace made the renaming announcement Wednesday in honor of the fiftieth anniversary of John Denver’s music “Rocky Mountain Excessive.”

“Right here in Colorado, we’ve at all times identified that our majestic mountains, our vibrant blue skies, our starlit nights, and our forest and streams have been the stuff of legends – however John Denver made them the stuff of music lyrics too. And never simply any lyrics, however world-famous lyrics that span genres and generations,” mentioned Polis.

“My mother and father took me to my first live performance to see John Denver at Pink Rocks in 1980 once I was 5, and I danced within the aisles and our household continues dancing to today to John Denver’s unimaginable music. As we proceed to guard our surroundings and guarantee Coloradans can thrive for generations to return, I’m thrilled to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of our state music Rocky Mountain Excessive in such a significant means.”

“Rocky Mountain Excessive” was launched by Denver in 1972. Because the title observe of his album “Rocky Mountain Excessive,” the music rose to No. 9 on the Sizzling 100 in 1973.

The music was made certainly one of two official Colorado state songs in 2007, sharing the respect with “The place the Columbines Develop.”

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