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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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Profound Place

Stumbled on it by mistake while bike riding with friend, brought the husbands back later - just... read more

Reviewed September 25, 2016
Spokane, Washington
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Even if you're not a fan, this is a remarkable place to visit

I grew up in the 70's and had to see this place with my old friends. It was more than I expected... read more

Reviewed September 25, 2016
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near Rio Grande Park, Aspen, CO 81611
+1 970-920-5120
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Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

Stumbled on it by mistake while bike riding with friend, brought the husbands back later - just loved the way it was done, with all the songs on the stones, very impressed and would recommend it to anyone going to Aspen

Thank spudsmack
Reviewed September 25, 2016

I grew up in the 70's and had to see this place with my old friends. It was more than I expected. Not only is it beautifully laid out with walkways, flowers and water, it is so peaceful too. Throughout the sanctuary are large boulders...More

Thank honurider
Reviewed September 21, 2016

One of the main reasons we stopped in Aspen, if you are a John Denver fan and within 100 miles you should go out of your way to visit this park.

Thank CathyR232
Reviewed September 20, 2016 via mobile

I've had the opportunity to visit the memorial gardens on two separate occasions and have thoroughly enjoyed both! Being a huge fan of John Denver's music throughout the years, I especially enjoyed seeing the large granite boulders with the words to many of his songs...More

1  Thank Puln4cy
Reviewed September 18, 2016

I will have to read more about this online. It was a little hard to find because parking near it was often taken up by soccer games. We looked pretty hard to find it. There ware lots of rocks, some with his lyrics and some...More

Thank AmyKathryn
Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

The gardens are beautiful and well maintained. The paths are a little rough as we had some older folks with us. The area is peaceful and the engraved rocks are thought provoking. Worth a stop by if in the area.

Thank vacationisfun_8
Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful, compact gardens with many stone and water features with exceptional plantings. Almost like visiting a quiet church. Adjacent to north side of downtown Aspen. Peaceful walk. Adjoining wooded paths along waterways for hours of easy walking.

Thank tpf2016
Reviewed September 16, 2016

Take the time for a nice stroll through the gardens and pathways. A fitting tribute to,a man who appeared to love nature.

Thank SueLovesTheBeach
Reviewed September 15, 2016

Definitely worth a stop if you are traveling in the Aspen area. The park is well manicured with so many beautiful flowers and water features. We visited because I am a huge John Denver fan and wanted to see the song-inscribed rocks. In addition to...More

Thank CLYTraveler
Reviewed September 14, 2016

Beautiful park loaded with flowers with many water features and meandering paths to secluded areas with seating for reflection. Worth a visit for certain.

Thank Mark_Thebaut
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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.