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The John Denver Sanctuary

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

What a tribute to John Denver. Very special place that should be on everyone’s list of places to... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Bethesda, United States
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A Bit of Nostalgia

This is an abundantly beautiful park with wild flowers, areas for quiet meditation, a stream, quiet... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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near Rio Grande Park, Aspen, CO 81611
+1 970-920-5120
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What a tribute to John Denver. Very special place that should be on everyone’s list of places to visit when in Aspen.

1  Thank alanmalman
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is an abundantly beautiful park with wild flowers, areas for quiet meditation, a stream, quiet pathways, and best of all - the timeless words of John Denver etched into rocks. Reading the words of Rocky Mountain High was very nostalgic. This secluded park is...More

Thank SmittyJJ
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Check out these gardens- beautiful flowers and lots of great landscaping to look at. They really did a nice job of putting the trail together- John Denver would be pleased I'm sure

1  Thank Anton D
Reviewed 6 days ago

A delightful area just by the side of the river. People of all ages seemed to use it with families taking their children for a paddle. Nice walk around with tablets of John Denver's songs throughout the park. Very tranquill and a lovely experience. Its...More

1  Thank Paul R
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the John Denver Sanctuary on 9/17/17 while we were in Aspen, CO. What a beautiful, well-kept, quiet, reflective place filled with flowers, water areas, and large boulders with words of his songs etched into them. It is a place for meditation and peace....More

1  Thank Jan S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tucked behind the athletic fields and next to the river, lies a little bit of heaven on earth. A small path leads from the main walkway to the Song Garden. A ring of boulders surrounding a blue spruce with lyrics to some of John's most...More

Thank KJ918
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are a fan of John Denver or not, this park is well worth the visit. Beautiful water , rocks, lawns, flowers and verses etched into huge boulders. Not only from his songs but from many others who love and honor nature. Easy walking...More

Thank muskratroadtroupe
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Selected poetry and the lyrics to the best of John Denver's songs are etched in large boulders and you stroll near them in this botanical garden -- gorgeous and worth the visit.

Thank SonderOffizier
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's quite a wonderful park. Plenty of flowers, nice lay out, some cool art and worth a visit when parking your car at Rio Grande Parking.

Thank Peter N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved this sanctuary. It was peaceful and a wonderful place to reflect on life. The quotations on the rocks were really interesting and the selection of flowers, grasses and water were beautiful. Please visit it if you are in Aspen.

Thank Mary c
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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
14 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.