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The John Denver Sanctuary

near Rio Grande Park, Aspen, CO 81611
+1 970-920-5120
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Beautiful walk

The sanctuary abuts a public park. It has large boulders with song lyrics engraved. While a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
amy K
via mobile
A beautiful park, John Denver fan or not!

Being a HUGE John Denver fan, I had to see the Sanctuary on our way through Aspen. It did not... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Zoe M
Ladysmith, Wisconsin, United States
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near Rio Grande Park, Aspen, CO 81611
+1 970-920-5120
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The sanctuary abuts a public park. It has large boulders with song lyrics engraved. While a pleasant stroll if you are near by, not something to seek out.

Thank amy K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being a HUGE John Denver fan, I had to see the Sanctuary on our way through Aspen. It did not disappoint this fan! A beautiful park setting down by a river, with winding paths through the rocks and gorgeous flower gardens to see John's song...More

1  Thank Zoe M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

John Denver Sanctuary Park is a walk across street from aspen downtown visitors center . Parking nearby. Great place for a picnic. We stopped in Carbondale co and ordered sandwiches at the Red Rock Diner to enjoy a picnic ... great Added bonus ... The...More

1  Thank akm0722
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place for all ages -- kids had fun playing in the water and rocks and sand. Gorgeous flowers and lots of picnic tables scattered througout for a perfect picnic. This is a must visit in Aspen!

Thank Coloradolover2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I put on my headphones and spent an hour or so at the beautiful and peaceful Sanctuary. The rocks with his song lyrics carved into the face were so lovely. The wildflowers were stunning. What a beautiful place. RIP John Denver.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and i had a nice evening walk through the sanctuary. The flowers were in bloom so we took a lot of pictures. I wouldn't go out of your way to visit this place but if you just finished dinner in downtown Aspen, its...More

Thank dilly4j
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow! After 3 days in Aspen, we finally decided to "Aw, let's go see John Denver's Sanctuary." It was just beautiful. Flowers and more flowers. Inscriptions on huge rocks and boulders from many famous people. Great solitude. If you have just a half hour, you...More

Thank pclarry
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am just going to say it - I love John Denver songs. It was so cool to walk though sanctuary. The boulders had songs & quotes craved into them. The walk was by the stream - you can never go wrong next to a...More

Thank Renu B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful tribute to a most deserving man. It is a lovely nature walk along the water with beautiful trees and flowers and then you come upon huge stones with the lyrics to many of John Denver's songs etched into the stones. It...More

Thank Ellyn G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked through the sanctuary which was just very peaceful and quiet. It is more a stroll than a hike. It was nice to read the Denver lyrics and other inspirational quotes from other authors. It is a very planned pathway and not like many...More

Thank KCNY2000
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Claire B
27 April 2017|
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Response from Sscharin | Reviewed this property |
Open all the time,,
Greta B
15 April 2017|
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Response from Kathryn R | Reviewed this property |
There is a multi story public car park next to the park.
Janet M
11 March 2017|
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Response from Frank B | Reviewed this property |
I would suggest contacting Willie Hoevers, who is also making plans for the 20th anniversary of John Denver's death. Willie is also on Facebook. My wife Diane tells me she knows you from Facebook. We live up in Wisconsin.