It was in 1984, when Jackson was in the midst of The Jacksons’ Victory Tour throughout the United States in Canada, that he came to Colorado to play a show at Mile High Stadium in Denver. This was perhaps the peak of his career, as he was the most heavily publicized musician in the world at the time.
For all of these reasons, Michael decided to choose Caribou Ranch as his escape from the hectic nature of the tour and his life, secretly moving his entire staff from the Fairmont Hotel to Park Suite in Denver where he would then be shuttled back and forth to the ranch.
During his stay, Jackson took part in the many different outdoor activities available at the ranch, savoring every moment of them with a newly formed gratitude. Caribou Ranch owner, James Guercio, gave Michael a three-wheeled Honda all-terrain vehicle for exploring the open space around the ranch. He also did his fair share of horseback riding and hiking and recorded songs for his upcoming album, “Bad,” in the Caribou Ranch studio at night.
We hope that you’ve enjoyed looking back on this incredible time in music history when the King of Pop paid a visit to the iconic recording studio at the Caribou Ranch. While the Michael Jackson memorabilia has been sold at auction, you can find a variety of other incredible music apparel and rock and roll memorabilia in our online museum shop!