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The John Denver Sanctuary

near Rio Grande Park, Aspen, CO 81611
+1 970-920-5120
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Ok place to visit if you’re nearby

I wouldn’t recommend this as a destination to visit but it’s worthwhile if you happen to be in the... read more

Reviewed 24 December 2017
via mobile

If you recall John Denver's music then spend quite time at this park enjoying the environment and... read more

Reviewed 7 December 2017
woodland hills, california
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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 24 December 2017 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 7 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 5 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 20 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
Reviewed 19 November 2017

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 11 November 2017

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 10 November 2017 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 10 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 7 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
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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
15 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.