Mt Sopris

11:08pm

Thu August 11, 2011
Environment

Battle Lines Drawn over John Denver Peak Proposal

At almost 13,000 feet, Mt Sopris is one of the Roaring Fork Valley's most known and visited peaks.
Photo by Kirk Siegler

Depending on who you talk to, folk singer and environmentalist John Denver was either revered or reviled in Colorado.  And a petition circulating to name a mountain peak near Aspen after him is reopening the debate about his legacy in the Rocky Mountain state. 

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