The Crestone Cemetery is the first cemetery in the history of Colorado to be certified by the Green Burial Council to offer natural--or "green"--burials. For more information on the cemetery's history, please click here.
The cemetery gates are kept latched but not locked, and visitors are welcome. To get to the cemetery, drive west on Galena Ave. for a quarter mile past the town limit. The road turns right for a quarter mile, and the entry gates are next to the flagpole.
As of September 2018, the Cielo Azul Pet Cemetery is officially open as part of the Crestone Cemetery. Under the direction of Denise Peine and numerous volunteers, a scraggly cactus patch is now a beautiful pet cemetery. It can be accessed by turning left at the main cemetery gates and driving a couple hundred feet down the dirt lane.