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The John Denver Sanctuary, Aspen

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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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  • I love coming down to The John Denver Sanctuary. Been going for years, and yet, each time I am moved by the quotes on the rocks, the river slipping by, and quite often the solitude. A place to regroup...  more »
  • This special place is easy to miss, since it's tucked in behind Rio Grande Park in downtown Aspen, but it's SO worth the effort to find it. I've visited in all seasons, and it's great, but it really s...  more »
  • Heard about but unfortunately closed in winter. Nice walk in snow, beautiful trails and rocks with Denver lyrics. Very enjoyable and just outside downtown. Easy walk. 
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  • I grew up with John Denver it was my mothers favorite singer. The world lost a kind peaceful person and I came here to reflect on his life and contributions he gave to this world. Peace and love from Hayfield Minnesota , you were loved by many.
  • Free. Easy walk right in town of Aspen Colorado Beautiful and serene!
  • I cannot explain to you how beautiful this place is. It is amazing! truly spectacular! You have to take a walk here if you are ever in Aspen!
  • Peaceful ..... Easily sense why John was inspired by the mountaina
  • An amazing garden to find solitude.