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Iconic 'Rocky Mountain High' song turns 50

It started as a song about the beauty of the mountains – and became an anthem for our region.

John Denver’s "Rocky Mountain High” turns 50 years old in October and Emma Vandeneinde of the Mountain West News Bureau explains the legacy of his life and his music.

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