Aspen, Colorado: John Denver Sanctuary

John "Rocky Mountain High" Denver is remembered with a series of upright slabs engraved with the lyrics of his hits.
Address:
427 Rio Grande Place, Aspen, CO
Directions:
Park in the parking garage across from the Rio Grande Place Visitors Center, then follow the trail north along the creek. You'll quickly come to the Sanctuary.
Admission:
$1.50 to park
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John Denver Sanctuary

Located in a peaceful nook of Aspen's Rio Grande Park is the John Denver Sanctuary. Many of the singer's songs are carved in stone. A must-see for any John Denver fan and a hidden gem -- great place to read or have a nice lunch on the grass. I was there on a sunny day and couldn't resist taking a picture by the "Sunshine on My Shoulders" monolith.

Every October fans gather at the sanctuary on the anniversary of his death.

[Lakita, 05/27/2013]

John Denver died in 1997 when he accidentally flew his experimental airplane into the Pacific Ocean.

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