John Denver Sanctuary
- Type: Monuments and Memorials, Parks and Gardens
- Time to Spend: Less than 1 hour
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Anyone who's a fan of John Denver's music knows that the famous singer-songwriter was Aspen's biggest fan, and he immortalized the town's beauty and character in several of his songs. Aspen 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.
The sanctuary often flies below the radar, but still, recent visitors strongly recommend that fans visit. According to one TripAdvisor user: "The sounds of the river, the wind in the trees, the absolute quiet of the area all added to the ambience of the place. I definitely recommend all John Denver fans to ask around and go visit this sanctuary. It's something you don't want to miss."
The John Denver Sanctuary is always open and admission is free. For more information, visit the sanctuary's website.