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The John Denver Sanctuary

near Rio Grande Park, Aspen, CO 81611
+1 970-920-5120
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Peaceful part of Aspen

This is a really nice walk, even in lots of snow. Roring Fork River runs close by and some of John... read more

Reviewed 14 February 2017
Newcastle, Australia
via mobile

One of my all-time favorite spots in Aspen. A beautiful small sanctuary where the roaring fork... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2017
Aspen, Colorado
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near Rio Grande Park, Aspen, CO 81611
+1 970-920-5120
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Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

This is a really nice walk, even in lots of snow. Roring Fork River runs close by and some of John Denvers songs are carved into rocks. Well worth a visit.

Thank pricej51
Reviewed 13 February 2017

One of my all-time favorite spots in Aspen. A beautiful small sanctuary where the roaring fork river and small estuaries connect...take a stroll and read all over John Denver's gorgeous poetry (songs) engraved on large rocks, sit on the lawn and read or write, listen...More

1  Thank Shelly81612
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Pros: A very beautiful and moving tribute to the late John Denver. The Fall colors were amazing. I imagine the Spring would be even better! The drive from Aspen to Colorado Springs (Hwy 82) was breathtaking! Cons: Road construction down Main Street made it difficult...More

1  Thank LeeMcg2016
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Beautiful/ tranquility at its best. It's just a peaceful full place to spend some quality time to find a little peace.

1  Thank Ken S
Reviewed 18 January 2017

The John Denver Sanctuary was an unexpected find when we visited Aspen. The grounds are very pretty, with open areas, flowers, ponds, and various rock formations. There are a number of rocks that have some of John's more well known song lyrics on them, which...More

1  Thank bpbombers
Reviewed 17 January 2017

I love coming down to The John Denver Sanctuary. Been going for years, and yet, each time I am moved by the quotes on the rocks, the river slipping by, and quite often the solitude. A place to regroup, and be quiet. I often leave...More

1  Thank julian h
Reviewed 12 January 2017

This special place is easy to miss, since it's tucked in behind Rio Grande Park in downtown Aspen, but it's SO worth the effort to find it. I've visited in all seasons, and it's great, but it really shines when there isn't any snow cover...More

2  Thank Andrea2525
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Heard about but unfortunately closed in winter. Nice walk in snow, beautiful trails and rocks with Denver lyrics. Very enjoyable and just outside downtown. Easy walk.

1  Thank SpikerMom
Reviewed 27 November 2016

My husband worked at Windstar and John in the 80s, was so pleased about this Sanctuary, very moving and peaceful.

Thank jtfranco
Reviewed 7 November 2016

This is a wonderful open space, I recommend going with a hot cup of coffee and a good book since the view is stunning and is a quiet and peaceful place

1  Thank Betty R
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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.