Rocky Mountain Holiday
John Denver Rocky Mountain Holiday album cover.jpg
Album cover
Soundtrack album by
ReleasedNovember 1982
LabelRCA Records
ProducerMilton Okun, Barney Wyckoff, John Denver
John Denver chronology
Seasons of the Heart
Rocky Mountain Holiday
It's About Time
Professional ratings
Review scores
Rocky Mountain Holiday with John Denver and The Muppets
GenreFamily film
Television special
Created byHenson Associates
John-Jer Productions
Written byJon Stone
Joseph A. Bailey
Directed byJim Henson
StarringJohn Denver
Muppet performers:
Jim Henson
Frank Oz
Jerry Nelson
Dave Goelz
Richard Hunt
Steve Whitmire
Karen Prell
Kathryn Mullen
Theme music composerJohn Denver
Country of originUnited States
ProducersJohn Denver
Jim Henson
EditorPeter Rudoy
Production companyHenson Associates
Original networkABC
Original releaseMay 12, 1983 (1983-05-12)

Rocky Mountain Holiday is a television special and a soundtrack album of songs from the special, performed by American singer-songwriter John Denver and The Muppets. The show has Denver playing host to the extended Muppet family; he takes them up into the scenic Rockies for an excursion that includes fishing, hiking, and camping. The soundtrack album was released in November 1982, and the special itself aired May 12, 1983, on ABC. In 1984, the album was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Album for Children, but lost to Michael Jackson's E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial storybook.

Album track listing

Side one

  1. "Hey Old Pal" – John Denver, Kermit the Frog, Fozzie Bear, and the Cast
  2. "Grandma’s Feather Bed" – Kermit the Frog and the Cast
  3. "She'll Be Coming 'Round the Mountain" – Kermit the Frog, Janice, Sgt. Floyd Pepper, Scooter, Gonzo the Great, Miss Piggy, and the Cast
  4. "Catch Another Butterfly" – John Denver
  5. "Down by the Old Mill Stream" John Denver and the Cast
  6. "Durango Mountain Caballero" – John Denver
  7. "Gone Fishin’" John Denver and Sgt. Floyd Pepper

Side two

  1. "Medley: Tumbling Tumbleweeds; Happy Trails" – John Denver and Miss Piggy
  2. "Poems, Prayers and Promises"- John Denver and the Cast
  3. "Take ‘em Away" – The Jug Band
  4. "Going Camping" – John Denver and the Cast
  5. "Home on the Range" – John Denver and Rowlf the Dog
  6. "No One Like You" – John Denver


John Denver takes the Muppets camping.


The Muppet performers

Home video

Rocky Mountain Holiday was released by Sony Pictures Entertainment's Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment division on VHS and DVD on August 26, 2003. A scene from the original broadcast in which Denver pilots a plane with Rowlf the Dog to cure the dog of his hiccups was cut for the home video release, out of respect for Denver who died in a plane crash in 1997.