Aspen Colorado, once an old mining town in the 1800s, is now known as one of Colorado’s best ski destinations. Aspen was also home to the musician and composer John Denver who died in 1997 in a plane crash off the coast of California. He recorded over 300 songs in his lifetime. In the back streets of Aspen along the Rio Grande Trail and the Roaring Fork River is a small sanctuary in honor of John Denver. This is a place that is not to be missed if you are a John Denver fan. It is a very peaceful place with large boulders that are in-scripted with the lyrics of some of his songs. One of the most famous, Rocky Mountains High, was adopted as the Colorado state song in 2007. The song best represents Colorado with its beautiful mountains, aspen trees, high mountain lakes and streams. The Aspen area is one of my favorite areas in Colorado to photograph. So don’t forget to visit the John Denver Sanctuary in beautiful Aspen Colorado.
John Denver’s Rocky Mount High