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The John Denver Sanctuary

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Address: near Rio Grande Park, Aspen, CO 81611
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Amazing, beautiful spot to visit

This is the most peaceful, beautiful spot I've ever been to. It's a wonderful tribute to John Denver. The gardens in the summer are exquisite. A "must stop at place" for anyone... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Boulder, Colorado
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Santa Barbara, California
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The John Denver Sanctuary is exactly what the singer would have chosen as a memorial to him. It is located beside the Roaring Fork River in a natural park like setting a short walk from the center of Aspen. The lyrics of Denver's songs are carved into massive boulders around the site and there is a grassy amphitheater just above... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is the most peaceful, beautiful spot I've ever been to. It's a wonderful tribute to John Denver. The gardens in the summer are exquisite. A "must stop at place" for anyone visiting Aspen.

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Torrington, CT
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I've been wanting to come here for a long time. Definitely something on my bucket list, and worth the wait. Just wish I had gotten to actually hear John play live. But I have my well worn album An Evening With John Denver, that I've played for almost 40 years now, to help me through. Thanks for it all John.

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Aspen, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The JDS is an incredible spot right in the middle of Aspen. The Sanctuary is actually an extension of the Rio Grande park and is connected by the trail system and is very accessible by foot or bike. It sits on the Roaring Fork river, is Dog friendly and fishing is good. It is a peacefull place , a great... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just beautiful - we visited whilst it was covered in snow and although it meant I couldn't see all of the lyrics it just added to the beauty. It also mean that my 7 year old step-daughter who was traveling with us had an excellent time walking through the park to get there and exploring - she regularly mentions it... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

This is a really nice walk, even in lots of snow. Roring Fork River runs close by and some of John Denvers songs are carved into rocks. Well worth a visit.

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Aspen, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

One of my all-time favorite spots in Aspen. A beautiful small sanctuary where the roaring fork river and small estuaries connect...take a stroll and read all over John Denver's gorgeous poetry (songs) engraved on large rocks, sit on the lawn and read or write, listen to the river rush by...

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Pros: A very beautiful and moving tribute to the late John Denver. The Fall colors were amazing. I imagine the Spring would be even better! The drive from Aspen to Colorado Springs (Hwy 82) was breathtaking! Cons: Road construction down Main Street made it difficult to maneuver. It was somewhat difficult to find (GPS can only do so much) as... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Beautiful/ tranquility at its best. It's just a peaceful full place to spend some quality time to find a little peace.

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North Platte, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

The John Denver Sanctuary was an unexpected find when we visited Aspen. The grounds are very pretty, with open areas, flowers, ponds, and various rock formations. There are a number of rocks that have some of John's more well known song lyrics on them, which lead to us singing or humming a number of songs as we walked along. The... More 

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