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The John Denver Sanctuary

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Address: near Rio Grande Park, Aspen, CO 81611
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+1 970-920-5120
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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Culver City, California
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Culver City, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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, and be quiet. I often leave in a calmer place than when I arrived.

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Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 shines when there isn't any snow cover and you can read the stones, beautifully etches with Denver's song lyrics. There is a... More 

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Thank Andrea2525
Los Gatos
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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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New Bern, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

My husband worked at Windstar and John in the 80s, was so pleased about this Sanctuary, very moving and peaceful.

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Aspen, Colorado
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43 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

This is a wonderful open space, I recommend going with a hot cup of coffee and a good book since the view is stunning and is a quiet and peaceful place

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Niwot, Colorado
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Peaceful garden, you can stop and reflect upon John's songs inscribed on boulders. Just beautiful. Gentle pathway, not all inscriptions on boulders would be wheelchair accessible close up but can be seen. I've been in the summer and now in a cool Nov late afternoon. Serenity. Esp great after 2 full days of work!

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Newburyport, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

right of the Rio grand trail, very peaceful time to reflect on a man who loved this God's country. Rocks inscribed his songs.

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Houston, Texas
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

I love this placed. It was so nice and clean. I was here during fall season but i bet anything it is way prettier during summer. Go during the summer.

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Evergreen, Colorado
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Hard to find. It's in the park across from the Aspen Visitor Information Center. It's all out doors. Nice stroll through the gardens with a path winding around ponds and stones with quotes and John Denver songs engraved on them. I'm sure it's stunning in the spring and summer months. We went in late October so there wasn't much of... More 

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South Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

What an incredible tribute to John Denver! I was really touched by this peaceful and beautiful, natural sanctuary the City of Aspen attributed to such a wonderful man:)

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