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Salt Lake City, UT 84106
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Places to Scatter Ashes in Utah
This nature preserve in southwest Utah is recognizable by its steep red cliff, and through the middle of these cliffs runs of Zion Canyon Scenic Drive. The lush forest trails lead to the Virgin River and Emerald Pools, which has waterfalls and a hanging garden. On the park’s official website you can obtain a special permit to scatter the ashes of a loved one.Photo Credit
Bryce Canyon is a reserve in Southern Utah. Its crimson-colored hoodoos, spire-shaped rock formations, make it a sprawling and unique site. This could be a unique location to scatter the ashes of a nature lover. Be sure to obtain a permit before holding your scattering.Photo Credit
Additional Notes on Scattering Cremated Remains in Utah
Utah law allows you to scatter ashes over uninhabited public land with permission/a permit, 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.
Utah Cremation FAQs
What veterans benefits are available in Utah?
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.
Utah cremation rate is 40-50%, according to 2020 CANA Annual Report.
What is the average cost of cremation in Utah?
According to US Funerals, a cremation and memorial service costs around $3,000 and a direct cremation averages at $900.
How many funeral homes are in Utah?
There are 50 funeral homes in 36 cities of Utah.
Utah State Facts
State Nickname: Beehive State
State Motto: Industry
Population: 2.943 million
State bird: Seagull
State tree: Blue Spruce
State flower: Sego Lily
Bonus fact 1: Salt Lake City was originally named Great Salt Lake City, but the “Great” was dropped in 1868.
Bonus fact 2: Utah has the highest literacy rate in the United States.
Bonus fact 3: Utah’s Great Salt Lake is nearly four times saltier than any of the world’s oceans.
Bonus fact 4: More Utahans are married than the citizens of any other US state.
Bonus fact 5: On average, Utah has 300 sunny days per year.
Bonus fact 6: Over 2/3 of land in Utah is owned by the federal government.