The John Denver Sanctuary, Aspen

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#2 of 22 in Parks in Aspen
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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  • I love this place! John Denver's lyrics to some of this more popular songs are etched into huge boulders. The sanctuary sits beside the Roaring Fork River. We wandered through the colorful garden, rem...  more »
  • I was visiting my nephew in the area and was thrilled to discover the John Denver Song Park. It is beautifully landscaped and discovering the words from many of his loved songs and other inspirational...  more »
  • A short walk from downtown on the Rio Grande Trail, this is a beautiful spot to enjoy the poetic lyrics and quotes of John Denver (and others) while you meander through small rock trails bursting with...  more »
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  • This was a trip taken by myself sister and brother from Orlando FL. Although there was snow on the grown and it rained a bit it still was a wonderful day. This was a long overdue trip unfortunately we waited so long to take this. Thank you sister and brother for indulging me! It was a wonderful time remembering our childhood in Colorado.
  • Beautiful and quiet scenery with man made nature and streams. Highly reccomend for a quiet walk, picnic, or relaxing tour through stones carved with amazing quotes and song lyrics.
  • When I looked it up, I thought it was absolutely beautiful and I had to go see it. When I actually went it was so much more beautiful than I expected. There is so much room for dog walks or to have your little ones run around and play. It was like a mini adventure going there.
  • What a serene place. I grew up listening to John Denver and it was a nostalgic visiting this place. Nice quotes and lyrics of John Denver songs are engraved on the stones. Couldn't find my favorite song ' country road, take me home' thought. A great place for a day out and just relax. Was sad that we had to leave after half an hour since we were out of town visitors.
  • This place is awesome for locals or visitors to go enjoy something free. I love how it is dog friendly and the gorgeous walk.
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