The Crestone End-of-Life Project (CEOLP) is a non-denominational community-based group promoting informed end-of-life choices and supporting their fulfillment for Crestone and Saguache County residents or property owners.
Were CEOLP’s service a tree, its visible portion would be our caring for the body of our beloved community members, assisting their families, filling out documents, preparing a ceremony.
Supporting these branches are the four limbs of possible end-of-life choices: burial (traditional & green) and cremation (traditional & open-air).
The trunk, out of which our limbs branch, our real strength, is our end-of-life values and attitudes. United in seeing death as a gate, a doorway, a sacred open space, we feel this transition holds great opportunity and assume death, regardless of external circumstances, to be possibility.
In this strength of clarity and respect, we work with the families, silently, if need be, always honoring their experience. Our roots rest out of sight, as does death itself. Claiming no knowledge of death and willing to assist in all religious traditions, we simply serve this mystery, feeling that what looks like an end is also a beginning, perhaps the most important time of life… its final gift.
Directions to the Cremation Pyre Site
From Rte 17, at Moffat, turn onto County T Rd, towards the mountains.
8.5 mile, turn LEFT onto the dirt road with the large angular POA sign and the small “Pyre” sign.
From Town of Crestone, or from Camino Baca Grande, turn onto County T Rd., away from the mountains.
3.8 miles, turn RIGHT onto the dirt road with the large angular POA sign and the small “Pyre” sign, at
68575 County T Road. The Site is .3 miles on the dirt road which forks to the right.
Please follow directives of the Parking Team, who will be present at the entry.
” Pyre” sign on County Road T.
If you are a Crestone resident, we welcome your support of our mission to serve Crestonians. Consider donating to support our treasured ceremonial site by sponsoring a plaque, bench, firewood, or other much-needed items that help us serve our community.
If you are a Saguache County resident interested in registering for our services, click here.
CEOLP mailing list
If you would like to join our mailing list to receive notices of Crestone workshops, trainings, events, or volunteer opportunities, please join our email list using the form below.
We appreciate your support.
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Sign up for the IFC email list to be informed about upcoming workshops, news and other items related to end-of-life choices. We respect your privacy. Your contact information will not be shared outside of the IFC organizations.
Informed Final Choices
Informed Final Choices is our parent organization — a non-denominational not-for-profit service organization standing at the center of end-of-life issues.
Poetry & Photography
Read poetry about the sacredness of transition from life into death. To share in reflection, remembering or as part of a farewell or memorial ceremony.