The John Denver Sanctuary, Aspen

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#2 of 34 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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  • Tremendous public park! Lots of nice spaces to relax, reflect, read, and picnic. Parts of the park's gardens are used to filter storm water runoff from the streets of Aspen. Parts of the park are used for theater and the arts. Parts of the park have exploration areas for children. Other parts have conservation oriented song lyrics from John Denver. Wonderful park!
  • I had been wanting to go here for a while & am glad I finally did. It's a public park with several picnic tables, a bathroom, easy walking trails and a John Denver section with boulders engraved with song lyrics. We brought a picnic lunch & enjoyed the scenery. It's nothing fancy or spectacular, but it is a nice little park.
  • When I went here for the first time... it was an amazing experience! Just imagine you walking past the theater looking to your right and seeing a beautiful waterfall. And as you proceed you walk through a grass field and find a nice picnic table. Where I ate on multiplicitive occasions and as you proceed further you find a nice walkway where the creek is flowing under or near the rocks you are walking on. And In the spring you can smell the refreshing aspen air. Overall 5/5 for the many experiences I have had there.
  • Beautiful! Truly lovely! The plant life is phenomenally kept and being so close in town is also fantastic. The water features are gorgeous as well, if you love the great John Denver, or just need to learn some more about him this is a MUST! It's an Aspen essential. Truly a wonderful garden.
  • A quiet, beautiful, outdoor garden on the bank of the Roaring Fork River in scenic Aspen, CO. Replete with the lyrics of his best songs engraved in granite boulders throughout as well as many other inspirational quotes. Completely free.

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