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Places to Scatter Ashes in Colorado
Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center is a public park in Colorado Springs. Inform park management of your intentions before arrival and you should have no problems. Officially dubbed the best free attraction in the country, the towering sandstone rock formations against a backdrop of snow-cap mountains make this a site like no other. It is a beautiful place to hold a scattering for your loved one.Photo Credit
The Denver Botanic Gardens is a public botanical garden in the Cheesman Park neighborhood of Denver. With thousands of plants from all around the world (North America’s largest collection of cold-temperate plants), themed gardens, and a conservatory, it won’t take you long to find a beautiful spot to scatter your loved ones ashes. Be sure to call the Gardens beforehand and ensure you have permission before you arrive. While nature scatterings are always beautiful, a place like this is nice because you can remember where you scattered them and go back to visit any time you like.Photo Credit
Evans Memorial Chapel is an Early Gothic Revival style chapel on the campus of the University of Denver. It is a beautiful and nationally registered historical site very popular for weddings and memorial services. As it is on the school’s campus you are required to get permission, but this could be a lovely place to hold a memorial service and then go right outside and scatter the ashes.Photo Credit
Additional Notes on Scattering Cremated Remains in Colorado
Colorado law allows you to scatter ashes over uninhabited public land, over a public waterway or sea, or on private property of a consenting owner. If scattering at sea you must be at least 3 nautical miles from land, notify the EPA within 30 days of scattering, and avoid beaches and wading pools. You must obtain a permit to scatter on federal land. You can also scatter the ashes, but NOT the container, from the air as the government doesn’t consider cremains to be hazardous material. If the container isn’t biodegradable you must remove the ashes from the container before scattering.
Colorado Cremation FAQs
What happens if you can't afford funeral services for you or your loved on in the state of Colorado?
Although state funeral and burial assistance is in decline, there are available resources. To qualify for the Colorado Indigent Burial and Cremation program, the deceased must have no estate from which to pay for a funeral, no family who can afford a service, and be ineligible for assistance from the Social Security or Veterans administration. If these criteria are met, the Public Administrator, or Indigent Burial Officer of the state, pays for a direct cremation of the deceased (the least expensive method). This is why it’s so important to pre-plan.
What veterans benefits are available in Colorado?
The VA benefits provided (at no cost to the family) include a grave site; opening and closing of the grave; perpetual grave site care; a government headstone or market; and United States burial flag that can be draped over the casket or accompany the urn (and is given to the next of kin after the service); an engraved presidential memorial certificate signed by the current sitting President, expressing the country’s grateful recognition of their service
How many funeral homes are there in Colorado?
There are 167 funeral homes in 87 cities of Colorado.
Colorado State Facts
State Nickname: The Centennial State
State Motto: Nothing Without Providence
State bird: Lark Bunting
State tree: Blue Spruce
State flower: Columbine
State animal: Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep
Bonus Fact 1: Every year Denver hosts the Western Stock show, the world’s largest rodeo.
Bonus Fact 2: Colorado’s southwest corner borders Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah. It is the only place in America where the corners of 4 states meet.
Bonus Fact 3: Colorado’s Pikes Peak inspired Katherine Lee Bates to write “America the Beautiful”.
Bonus Fact 4: Colfax Avenue in Denver is the longest continuous street in America.
Bonus Fact 5: Colorado once had 3 governors serve in a single day.
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Our affordable plans have helped 100,000’s of Americans during one of life’s most challenging moments. We are proud to serve in Colorado and to offer our families options to pre arrange with us. Colorado residents can now make arrangements from the privacy of their home. Our simple 4 step process makes it easy to plan ahead. If at any point you have questions or would like to speak with one of our licensed funeral directors, just call our local office. We are here to help.
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