Denver, Sopris don’t mix
September 2, 2011
Yes, John Denver was an entertaining man with a wonderful voice. But there is absolutely no reason to name one of the peaks of Mount Sopris for him. There is a sanctuary in Aspen named for him, and Windstar Land Conservancy, near Snowmass, is his environmental legacy.
John Denver lived up in Aspen, not down the Roaring Fork Valley, which is where Mount Sopris can be seen. It absolutely does not make sense to attach his name to this beloved mountain. The West Elks mountain range, the mountains that surround the Roaring Fork Valley, has many unnamed peaks. Please choose one of them.