This is a simple cowboy song. I use this with my students as they learn cowboy songs and also Colorado history. There are many moments in introducing this song to discuss the Colorado trail used by the pioneers and the actual Colorado Trail that exists today as a hiking trail
I'm having trouble locating the recording of the song my students sing along to but as soon as I find the link I will share it here.
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