|The Rocky Mountains with the Continental Divide in view on the snow capped mountains. The Great Divide of the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean.|
2. Ain't No Mountain High Enough Diana Ross and the Supremes
|Independence Monument first climbed by John Otto. The traditional climb to place the American flag atop takes place every year on July 4th.|
3. River Deep Mountain High Tina Turner
|A train ride on the Royal Gorge begins in Canon City and spans 60 miles along the Arkansas River for breathtaking views|
4. Thunder on the Mountain Bob Dylan
|Who needs roller coasters when you can have the thrill of the real deal, high in the mountains?|
5. Mountain Song Jane's Addiction
Red Mountain is a set of three peaks in the San Juan Mountains of western Colorado in the United States, about 5 miles south of Ouray. The mountains get their name from the reddish iron ore rocks that cover the surface. Several other peaks in the San Juan Mountains likewise have prominent reddish coloration from iron ore and are also called "Red Mountain".
6. Climb Every Mountain from the Sound of Music
7. Go Tell It On The Mountain (Christmas Song)
|Ship Rock, New Mexico, a view from the Mesa Verde Visitor Center|
8. Fire on the Mountain
|Sunset over Pikes Peak from Colorado Springs|
9. I Want To Stand With You On A Mountain
|Garden of the Gods|
10. Last but not least the most popular song inspired by a mountain "America the Beautiful" the words written by Katharine Lee Bates while standing on top of Pikes Peak in Colorado and the music
music composed by church organist and choirmaster Samuel A. Ward.
Bates originally wrote the words as a poem, Pikes Peak, first published in the Fourth of July edition of the church periodical The Congregationalist in 1895. At that time, the poem was titled America for publication.
Whereas the landscape may have changed a little since then, I have included pictures throughout the blog of what the Rocky Mountains look like in June 2012.