PO Box 1216, Crestone, CO 81131 informedfinalchoices@gmail.com

Open Air Cremation Site

Photo by Ted Tevye

The Crestone End of Life Project operates one of the only legal, open-air cremation sites in the state of Colorado. This ancient and inspirational end-of-life choice returns the body to its original fire and air elements. The process involves a pyre, a half-cord of wood, a wooden stretcher and a shroud. The family or friends of the deceased work together with CEOLP staff to plan the ceremony, and various teams from our organization are trained to produce a deeply meaningful context for marking the passage of a loved one into death.

Click here to register with the Crestone End of Life Project.

Click here for audio describing CEOLP’s history and volunteer roles:

Many thanks to Ted Tevye, Taylor McIntosh (www.taylormcintosh.com), David Wright, Carrie Christopher, Rachel Preston, and photographers Yva Momatiuk and John Eastcott for (momatiukeastcott.com) their beautiful photos.

Photo credit: Carrie Christopher
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