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The John Denver Sanctuary

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near Rio Grande Park, Aspen, CO 81611
+1 970-920-5120
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A nice tribute to a great songwriter

We enjoyed the peaceful walk through the gardens and along the river. Reading the lyrics of many of... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Flagstaff, Arizona
A Must-See for any fan of John Denver

We combined a business trip to Denver with a pilgrimage to see the John Denver sanctuary and the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Laura R
York, United Kingdom
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near Rio Grande Park, Aspen, CO 81611
+1 970-920-5120
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We enjoyed the peaceful walk through the gardens and along the river. Reading the lyrics of many of John's songs that were etched into the rocks was enjoyable. I appreciate the directions that another person posted....park in the public parking garage in downtown Aspen, walk...More

Thank Timaca
Reviewed 4 days ago

We combined a business trip to Denver with a pilgrimage to see the John Denver sanctuary and the Windstar Institute a couple of years ago. They were both wonderful, but the Sanctuary was a bit hard to find. No signage, nothing in town to direct...More

Thank Laura R
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My husband and I found the John Denver Sanctuary and loved it. It was next to the local theatre. It had neat rock engravings of the lyrics to John Denver songs, a beautiful creek, and quiet and serene surroundings. It was a great morning walk...More

Thank Sommer B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Take 15 minutes (or certainly longer if you have it) to walk through the John Denver Sanctuary. It is located almost inside some other public areas very near the community theater and a big sports field. Beautiful public bathrooms are close. You will see fun...More

Thank Daphnewrld
Reviewed 5 days ago

When I found out I was going to Aspen, this was on my must visit list. I love John Denver's music and am happy to see a sanctuary in his honor. It is a beautiful park with water flowing over rocks. Many of the boulders...More

Thank CarolSteve15
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Take a nice walk through John Denver gardens. Nice little walk down by the river and some neat monuments that have all of the famous songs lyrics on them. Worth the trip.

Thank bryan l
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely memorial. Beautiful setting. River running through a park. large stones with some of JDs best writing inscribed on them. Peaceful and iconic

Thank Glen83
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are a John Denver fan, this is a must-visit. The memorial is very tasteful and will have you remembering and humming JD tunes as you peruse the various stone engravings.

Thank T S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I walked this easy trail, but the beauty is all around you . The rapids from the river to the wild flowers that are in abundance. The JD Gardens are immaculate and are tended by very committed gardeners , who obviously love...More

Thank Ian B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are looking for an easy to reach walk in Aspen, go to the John Denver Sanctuary, It is a GORGEOUS walk with beautiful flowers, streams, and rock gardens.

Thank Patricia F
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Claire B
April 27, 2017|
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Response from Sscharin | Reviewed this property |
Open all the time,,
Greta B
April 14, 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
March 10, 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.