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The John Denver Sanctuary

near Rio Grande Park, Aspen, CO 81611
+1 970-920-5120
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Free Aspen Activity

As you might imagine Free and Aspen not always go together. However, this is a must see visitor's... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Aspen, Colorado
great place to go for plays

We always go to the John Denver Sanctuary in the summer for Plays at the Aspen theater. It is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Travellers talk about
“song lyrics” (46 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 3 days ago

As you might imagine Free and Aspen not always go together. However, this is a must see visitor's site that I hope remains free to everyone. Already a historic memorial to John Denver, is the place to relax and enjoy nature, hope you agree!..

Thank thestoryofasoul
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We always go to the John Denver Sanctuary in the summer for Plays at the Aspen theater. It is surrounded by mountains and is beautiful

Thank roberttO761OL
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Incredibly peaceful and enjoyable area for a walk. Regardless of the weather, as long as you’re dressed appropriately I’m sure you’ll enjoy.

Thank Sparrgrove
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are a John Denver fan, this is a mecca spot to visit in Aspen. This serene sanctuary is complete with huge boulders that are etched with the lyrics of many of his most famous songs: Rocky Mountain High, Annie's Song, Sunshine On My...More

Thank Terri D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed walking through in winter- very scenic- many people out with their dogs playing in the snow.

Thank Karen37040
Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

Snow covered and tucked away in Aspen. Almost walked right past the entry. What a tranquil area and pretty memorial to John Denver. It was snow covered but clear path to walk through, crossing the water easily. No one else was there.

Thank Clgo2
Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

Very magical and relaxing small hike through a beautiful natures path! We stayed a few hours admiring the lyrics written on mountain boulders and walking/hiking thru Nature.... great place t take pics of Aspen mountain in the background!

Thank Yolanda C
Reviewed 4 January 2018

I visited in winter so there was snow and not an opportunity to lounge. There are song lyrics carved onto stones, a stream and small pond. Beautiful snow covered in winter I think it will be even nicer in summer when you can relax and...More

Thank robertinSJ
Reviewed 2 January 2018

The John Denver Sanctuary was an unplanned, nice surprise experience to my husband and me! What a peaceful delight!

Thank WorldTraveler40000
Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

This was so relaxing. The poems/songs etched on the rocks were really special to read and soak in. The banking spring was peaceful. We went in the summer and sat by the pond for a short meditation. Wonderful spot hidden in the Aspen downtown area.

Thank Ann S
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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
10 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.