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John Denver Sanctuary free

North Mill Street and Gibson Avenue | Aspen, CO | Official website
John Denver Sanctuary Photo info
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  • Type: Monuments and Memorials, Parks and Gardens
  • Time to Spend: Less than 1 hour
Overall Rating: 4.0 (3.8)
Value: 5.0 (5.0)
Facilities: 1.0 (1.0)
Atmosphere: 4.5 (4.5)
About these ratings

Anyone who's a fan of John Denver's music knows that the famous singer-songwriter was a big fan of Aspen; he immortalized the town's beauty and character in several of his songs, including his famous "Aspenglow." The town decided to pay tribute to its favorite musician (who died in 1997) with the John Denver Sanctuary, a memorial nestled near the Aspen Art Museum in Rio Grande Park. The memorial is composed of several stone slabs bearing the musician's name and some of his lyrics. Travelers strongly recommend a visit, even if you're not a diehard Denver fan. "We stumbled upon this spot while riding our bikes," one TripAdvisor user explained. "The spot is right along the river and bike path. You don't have to be a huge fan to appreciate the beauty here."

The John Denver Sanctuary is always open and admission is free. For more information, visit the Aspen Chamber of Commerce website.

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