we live in colorado and i was wondering if it ok to sprinkle my brothers ashes i

  1. profile image52
    branstev1832posted 8 years ago

    we live in colorado and i was wondering if it ok to sprinkle my brothers ashes in the great...

    outdoors say.. around a campfire he always liked the mountains. that way we can get drunk and party. is that legal?

  2. Austinstar profile image86
    Austinstarposted 8 years ago

    You are free to scatter ashes on any of the public lands in Colorado. Even on private land if the owner agrees. It is legal. A nice touch would be to find a big rock near where you want to scatter the ashes and take a photo of it or donate a bench to the area with your brother's name on it.
    Be aware that there are probably some rules about campfires, though.
    I hope you have a great party!

  3. councilmantech profile image58
    councilmantechposted 7 years ago

    The answer of course "it is legal with local ordinances observed - see information below". However, if you're really wanting a special experience and in the Colorado area I've always thought the most amazing place to pay back the earth with a loved ones ashes would be at the top of Pikes Peak. It's history is rich in our nation, but more importantly the view will be one of the most memorable for each family and friend involved. Keep and eye out on the weather and choose a day when the sun is at your back, and the winds will carry the ashes far. I can't think of a more fitting place to pay back a life well lived. As far as a party afterwards, those ashes will be carried to places near and far getting the most coverage. That's a celebration in itself. You could make a day/evening of remembrance by creating your own "wake" or if there is Indian heritage it would be fitting to observe any ancient rites, and or ceremonies fitting to the specific tribe. These are suggestions, and will be a unique time of reflection and acceptance for all. The good news is there are no noted regulations "inland", there are however rules if you choose to include a water body.

    *See information below:

    Scattering Ashes / Laws & Regulations

    Scattering ashes is an act of memorialization and isn’t a normal state matter (outside of State controlled parks and lands). This makes it difficult to find an appropriate answer.

    If your scattering ashes ceremony is to be held within a city or town limits this suggests that city/town ordiance and bylaws should be consulted.

    more here: http://www.cremationsolutions.com/Scatt … -c108.html

    Funeral Customs — Native American
    Native American Funeral Services http://www.funeralwise.com/customs/native_american


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