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The John Denver Sanctuary, Aspen

#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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  • Finding a parking spot is difficult; likely best to go to parking garage and walk to sanctuary. The sanctuary has words from his songs chiseled into rock, as well as sayings by others. It is very...  more »
  • We had planned our trip to be able to see the John Denver Memorial and it was awesome. I have been a fan of John Denver since I first heard him sing Country Roads many years ago. I am so glad my...  more »
  • Quiet and peaceful. A wonderful tribute to one of my favorite singers. An easy and meandering along a lovely stream. Seeing John's words carved into stone was so inspiring. It is a part of a public....  more »
  • 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!
  • Amazing. Beautiful. The rocks have wisdom written on them. Very cool. Flowers were beautiful.
  • Small peaceful garden with some stones with quotes and lyrics. Some sort of small natural outdoor amphitheater. Situated next to a creek on one side and an ugly temporary (?) event venue structure on the other.
  • If you can manage to pull out the master sword from the sanctuary then you will meet the sage of time. You will then have to travel throughout Aspen to find and awaken the remaining six sages. Good luck.

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