The John Denver Sanctuary

The John Denver Sanctuary, Aspen: Address, Phone Number, The John Denver Sanctuary Reviews: 4.5/5

The John Denver Sanctuary
4.5
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The John Denver Sanctuary is an open space and park which is open to the public for FREE from dawn to dusk. There is no fencing around the area and no tickets are required for entry to the Sanctuary and surrounding trails.
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jbwhitehouse
Dallas, TX1,620 contributions
Jul 2021
Finding a parking spot is difficult; likely best to go to parking garage and walk to sanctuary. The sanctuary has words from his songs chiseled into rock, as well as sayings by others. It is very calm area and a great place to relax and contemplate.
Written July 23, 2021
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Janet O
102 contributions
Oct 2021
We were so glad we took the time to see the John Denver Sanctuary. It is located in a beautiful park and has many of his songs carved in huge boulders. We saw several people moved to tears at the beauty of it. .
Written October 13, 2021
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ROCtraveler30
Fort Collins, CO1,501 contributions
Oct 2020
This is a nicely landscaped several acres along the Roaring Fork River in downtown Aspen. Rocks, trees, perennials and pathways - some public toilets too. The most notable JD connection is some of his song lyrics etched into large boulders. A nice place for a short peaceful stroll in a public "park" behind a soccer field and recycling station. Streets nearby are busy with limited parking so the best thing is to pay to park in the nearby municipal parking garage. It is worth a short stop if you are in the area shopping at the nearby Gucci store.
Written November 6, 2020
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dixiepeach
Kansas City, MO8,111 contributions
Aug 2021 • Friends
The garden area of the sanctuary is beautiful! From the babbling of the stream running by to the beautiful flowers, this a a very peaceful place to walk, share a picnic or read a book. There are very large rocks with the lyrics of many of John’s song inscribed on them as well as other notable quotes of nature and life from other famous people. There is a small theater there but it was not open while we visited. Best of all, it’s free entry into the garden! There is a parking garage directly across the street from the Sanctuary. The garden area has uneven cobblestones and would not be easily navigated by strollers, wheelchairs or by persons with certain mobility issues.
Written August 22, 2021
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Destination826490
South Carolina17 contributions
Jun 2021
We had planned our trip to be able to see the John Denver Memorial and it was awesome. I have been a fan of John Denver since I first heard him sing Country Roads many years ago. I am so glad my girlfriend mentioned going on a trip to Colorado together to see this sanctuary. It certainly did not disappoint and I believe that John would love how this has blossomed into this lovely place. I certainly recommend going there and best of all it's free!
Written July 13, 2021
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Margaret J
Gilbert, AZ29 contributions
Oct 2020
If you are in the Aspen area, this place is definitely a must see! Even if I was not a huge John Denver fan ( I am!!!), I would still recommend this place as a must see! Trees, water, sky, peace, beauty, and JD`s songs all around you, this is a perfect place to picnic, stroll, meditate, nap, contemplate, write songs, sketch, read, cry, heal, and find peace...even if it`s just while you are here. this is not only a tribute to a man who has been the voice of the wilderness for so long, it is also a marvel in reclaiming waste water and bio-filtering it for reuse, truly amazing. JD would definitely approve!!!
Written October 12, 2020
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Sally G
redondo beach, ca315 contributions
Jul 2021
Quiet and peaceful. A wonderful tribute to one of my favorite singers. An easy and meandering along a lovely stream. Seeing John's words carved into stone was so inspiring. It is a part of a public park so it is free.
Written July 13, 2021
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Sojo83
Overland Park, KS60 contributions
Aug 2020
This little Aspen oasis is worth the trouble to find. (Maybe it was our GPS, or the map we were using, but finding and parking took a while.) Anway, it is a beautiful and touching tribute to the singer who was clearly touched by the natural world.
Written August 9, 2020
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Stephanie M
Lewes, DE223 contributions
Oct 2020 • Couples
This park/sanctuary is a lovely tribute to one of America’s great singer songwriters. We visited in late October and it was still very nice to see the stones with the words of John’s songs etched into them. It’s very tranquil there and being beside the river adds to the charm. Well worth a visit if you’re in Aspen.
Written October 29, 2020
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Kim36237
Lake Zurich, IL112 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
Escape from the shopping and restaurant area and make the short walk to enjoy this beautiful and peaceful park area. Stroll the rock paths and sit and listen to the water flowing throughout the gardens. The rocks with John Denver song lyrics is interestingly displayed.
Written September 1, 2020
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