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The John Denver Sanctuary

near Rio Grande Park, Aspen, CO 81611
+1 970-920-5120
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Great Walk in Nature

Perfect place to take a walk, especially in the morning when all is quiet and serene. Beautifully... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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What a lovely area to walk, enjoy the beautiful scenery and flowers, and get some exercise. The... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Naples, Florida
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near Rio Grande Park, Aspen, CO 81611
+1 970-920-5120
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Perfect place to take a walk, especially in the morning when all is quiet and serene. Beautifully reflective spot and a great tribute to John Denver.

Thank greatguyindc
Reviewed 5 days ago

What a lovely area to walk, enjoy the beautiful scenery and flowers, and get some exercise. The river was rushing from the still-melting snow and the roaring sound was so relaxing. The area was a nice tribute to the man who lived in and loved...More

Thank A T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Didn't go here on purpose. Went on a hike along the river and happened upon it. Can't say that I was ever a John Denver fan, but it's a cool tribute.

Thank Elphaba63
Reviewed 1 week ago

The John Denver Sanctuary will wrap you in awe of the nature that surrounds this gathering place. Nestled between the Roaring Fork River and Rio Grande Park in Aspen, this gem is seldom on the tourist list, but a must. It is enjoyed by visitors...More

Thank 122shellym
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must for John Denver fans visiting Aspen. It's quite peaceful to walk through the sanctuary with the river as background music, reading various inspiring John Denver lyrics cast in stone. You'll leave feeling uplifted.

Thank mscott_13
Reviewed 1 week ago

John Denver Sanctuary is a beautiful, quiet and contemplative space right in Aspen. The sanctuary is a wonderful place to bring a picnic lunch, watch the river, do yoga, or just contemplate the beauty of Aspen.

Thank Zippyzg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful area!! This is a good little stroll to do on your first day in the area. Bring a little picnic. Maybe a small cooler with waters and sandwiches. Very pretty. A must see for John Denver fans.

Thank sharlastar
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved walking through this calming and serene park, while reading the words to the songs of legend John Denver. What a great idea, so that the younger generation can get a sense of what this singer/song-writer was about. Would go back every time we...More

Thank Patricia B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were in Aspen to visit Silver Queen Gondola. But it was closed on weekdays. So we hang out in this place. It's very beautiful. You can spend time in the heart of nature with family and friends.

1  Thank payel s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been a fan for my entire life. This sanctuary is amazing. There are many quiet places to sit and reflect, and the flowers are beautiful. Do. Not. Miss. This.

1  Thank Glenn M
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Claire B
When is the earliest time I can come into the sanctuary?
27 April 2017|
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Response from Sscharin | Reviewed this property |
Open all the time,,
Greta B
Where do you park?
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
Hi I would like to know if it is possible to have a bench placed in memory of John Denver in the sanctuary for the 20th anniversary in October of John's death? Who would be in charge of this and what would the cost be? Fans of John Denver would like to have this done. Thank you for your time.
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.