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The John Denver Sanctuary

near Rio Grande Park, Aspen, CO 81611
+1 970-920-5120
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Pretty park

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

Reviewed yesterday
Clarksville, Tennessee
via mobile
Just wandering to enjoy the sun!

Snow covered and tucked away in Aspen. Almost walked right past the entry. What a tranquil area and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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“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 yesterday via mobile

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

Thank Karen37040
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 weeks ago

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

Thank WorldTraveler40000
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I wouldn’t recommend this as a destination to visit but it’s worthwhile if you happen to be in the neighborhood. Is not so much a botanical garden, though it does have quite a bit of landscaping. I found it to be an odd jumble of...More

Thank ducatistii
Reviewed 6 December 2017

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 4 December 2017 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 19 November 2017 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
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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.