“Rocky Mountain High” is a folk rock song written by John Denver and Mike Taylor about Colorado and is one of the two official state songs of Colorado. Recorded by Denver in 1972, it went to No. 9 on the US Hot 100 in 1973. Denver told concert audiences in the mid-1970s that the song took him an unusually long nine months to write. On April 10, 2017, the song was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America for sales of 500,000 digital downloads.
Members of the Western Writers of America chose it as one of the Top 100 Western songs of all time.
From the album Rocky Mountain High
Released October 30, 1972
Recorded August 1972
Genre Folk rock, country folk, country rock, soft rock
Songwriter(s) John Denver, Mike Taylor
Producer(s) Milt Okun