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The John Denver Sanctuary, Aspen

4.7
#2 of 17 in Parks in Aspen
Monument Nature / 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. Use our Aspen itinerary builder to visit The John Denver Sanctuary on your trip to Aspen, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • A walk in this beautiful sanctuary will change your attitude and clear your mind. The flowers are spectacular, and the views of the mountains were breathtaking. Truly a spectacular place.  more »
  • A great find and happy we did it. Tranquil and a beautiful setting. The flowers were beautiful and the sound of the river comforting. Worth visiting!  more »
  • Take a blanket and some lunch. enjoy the poetry on the rocks and the river sounds. This is a wonderful spot in the middle of Aspen.  more »
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  • A quiet, peaceful place full of beautiful flowers along the river in town. Scenery is wonderful.
  • Quiet and peaceful with a wonderful waterway and top notch flower gardens flanked by giant boulders enscribed with the songs of John Denver. A must visit Park for anyone going to Aspen
  • This place is just amazing. If you visit Aspen, you must take the time to visit this jewel.
  • Serene. Escape. Beautiful. Spiritual. Breathtaking.
  • Well worth a visit, absolutely beautiful landscaping and exceptionally peaceful setting.

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