The John Denver Sanctuary, Aspen

4.8
#2 of 30 in Parks in Aspen
Monument · Park
Pay your respects to the famed singer and songwriter, or simply take a stroll among the flowers and gardens of the tranquil site--with inspirational quotes inscribed in the stones--at The John Denver Sanctuary. Walk through the sanctuary and find lyrics engraved in the rocks, providing an atmosphere of serenity that complements the beautiful landscape. The inscriptions of quotes, song excerpts, and tributes to the singer glisten in the sun, even in the winter. Stroll in the sanctuary, which is the largest perennial flower garden in the area, and admire its plants and greenery. Using our online itinerary creator, Aspen attractions like The John Denver Sanctuary can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • This is a nicely landscaped several acres along the Roaring Fork River in downtown Aspen. Rocks, trees, perennials and pathways - some public toilets too. The most notable JD connection is some of.....  more »
  • What a pretty garden and sanctuary. Well-kept and clean. Nothing to complain about. The children’s garden and all of their quotes were so sweet. Just reading all of the quotes from everyone was so...  more »
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  • It pays respect to John Denvers love of nature! Beautiful place to relax and reflect. Everything there is beautiful. Take the time for a picnic in his Song Garden!!! Love it
  • Great little place for a man I never knew. It's a 30 minute walk, if you take your time, and a bunch of scenic views. There will be areas where you need to step over a small section of stream to another rock, so unfortunately a handicapped person can't see all of the sanctuary by themselves. Its beautiful location and quotes chiseled on the side of rocks makes this place amazing!
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