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The John Denver Sanctuary

near Rio Grande Park, Aspen, CO 81611
+1 970-920-5120
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If you recall John Denver's music then spend quite time at this park enjoying the environment and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
woodland hills, california
Sunshine on my shoulder

Lovely visit. Lyrics carved in stones. Wonderful photo ops. Located centrally. Easy walk from... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bonita Springs, Florida
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Travellers talk about
“song lyrics” (45 reviews)
“large boulders” (21 reviews)
“beautiful park” (18 reviews)
near Rio Grande Park, Aspen, CO 81611
+1 970-920-5120
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you recall John Denver's music then spend quite time at this park enjoying the environment and his songs chiseled into mammoth rocks.

Thank jstntym
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely visit. Lyrics carved in stones. Wonderful photo ops. Located centrally. Easy walk from downtown. You'll get a Rocky Mountain High. No one there with us in mid-November.

Thank Spoonball
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a beautiful tribute to John Denver! This was a relaxing, peaceful walk to take during our day trip to Aspen. The ground was covered in snow. You could hear the water flowing and see the surrounding mountains. We enjoyed walking and reading the different...More

Thank Maria D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in Aspen in October to see the leaves change. The fall colors are spectacular that time of year. However, we got an unexpected snowfall which made everything even more beautiful if that's possible. The John Denver Sanctuary is a nice place to visit....More

Thank Gail T
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

John Dever Sanctuary is the perfect place to walk, reflect and have a beautiful picnic by the river. It has engraved boulders with his song lyrics written on them, flowers galore and is a romantic place to hang out. You must see John Denver Sanctuary.

1  Thank Linda D
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I was so looking forward to visiting the John Denver Sanctuary- I have lived his music and lyrics for ever........... The Sanctuary has no relevance to John Denver 😔. So sad really, no music, no memory joggers with excerpts from any songs, no pictures or...More

Thank Verity G
Reviewed 9 November 2017

This is a lovely place to visit and spend some time. The garden areas are full of flowers and there are water features in harmony with the flowers. Many of the rocks have John Denver's songs etched into them.

2  Thank Dotty M
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Very pretty spot at the beginning of the Rio Grande Trail with ponds, streams, and large boulders engraved with poetry and some of John Denver's lyrics. My friend suggested I play his music while I walked through but I'm not in the 3rd grade any...More

1  Thank pmychang
Reviewed 6 November 2017

We enjoyed a lovely stroll through this park in Aspen. Even though it was between seasons, it was beautifully landscaped and well kept. Wonderful tribute to John Denver.

1  Thank Ilove2travelandexplo
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Walked around the sanctuary. Nice area to visit for a picnic lunch or to read a book. If you have the time, there are a few trails you could venture on (from 2-8 miles).

Thank K_J-Traveling
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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.