Aside from the economical benefits of cremation in comparison to burial or interment, cremation also allows time for family and friends to arrange a more thoughtful, personalized memorial service at a later date, without the pressure of immediate costs and time constraints.

Under our care, you can typically expect to receive the ashes about a week from the time the arrangements are made.

Our direct cremation packages were built to give you comfort in knowing that you’ve got everything you should ever need, in addition to around-the-clock assistance from our fully-licensed care team along the way.

At-Need Cremation ($895)

At-need cremations are generally reserved for making immediate arrangements after the passing of a loved one, or in preparation of a death that is likely to occur within the next 6 months.

Pre-Need Cremation (Call for Pricing)

Pre-need cremations allow for an individual to establish their end-of-life plans ahead of time, lock the price in at today’s rates, and relieve the financial burden from family and friends after their passing.

Step 01 — Making Arrangements & Transportation


When we refer to the process of making arrangements, we are generally looking for you to provide some basic information for the initial purpose of coordinating transfer into our care and transportation to our facilities.

How to make arrangements

You can make arrangements online or over the phone at any time — our care team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

  • To make arrangements online in under 15 minutes, complete the form located on the Make Arrangements page.
  • If you have questions or prefer to make the initial arrangments over the phone, don’t hesitate to reach out to our care team for assistance at (303) 963-5836.

Transfer of care and transportation logistics

Once you have completed the arrangements form, you must notify the pickup facility to authorize transfer into our care. We will then arrange for pickup and transportation to our facilities.

  • If your loved one is in a coroner’s office or hospital, this will be during business hours.
  • If they’re in a private residence or nursing home this will be immediate.

Optionally, you may publish an obituary for public notification

As an optional benefit, we welcome you to commemorate the life of your loved one and let others know when and where services will be held by publishing an obituary on our website.

Step 02 — Legal Formalities


From the information provided in the arrangements form, we will file the death certificate on your behalf. We will also need authorization from the family to obtain a permit before we can proceed with the cremation process.

Registration of death records

We register the death on your behalf and notify the appropriate agencies electronically, which updates state-wide records in real-time. By doing so, we can quickly acquire certified copies of death records, if requested.

Authorization to Cremate

Cremation Providers in the State of Colorado are legally required to obtain authorization from representing family members before they can proceed with the cremation of a body.

To do so, we use a legal document known as a Cremation Authorization Form, which defines our legal obligations to you, describes the cremation process in detail, and allows for the representing family members to designate how the remains should be returned.

Cremation Permit

Once the death certificate and authorization form have been filed, the county in which the cremation is to take place issues a permit allowing the crematory, or funeral home, to go ahead and proceed with the actual cremation.

Step 03 — Urns & Cremation


You can trust that our team will work with care and compassion during the cremation of your loved one, just like we’ve done for over 30 years. All containers are marked and labeled to ensure that cremated remains are placed in their designated urn or container before they are returned.

Commemorative Urns and Keepsakes

Many families like to memorialize the passing of a loved one by sealing their remains in a commemorative urn, keepsake, or jewelry. You can find an assortment of options on our Memorializations page.

Step 04 — Return of Ashes


After placed in their designated urn or container, we offer a flexible range of options for the return of cremated remains. You are welcome to pick them up in person, have them hand-delivered, or shipped via USPS Express Mail Overnight.

What is the cost of direct cremation?


Our direct cremation packages were built to give you comfort in knowing that you’ve got everything you should ever need, in addition to around-the-clock assistance from our fully-licensed care team along the way.

At-Need versus Pre-Need Cremation

  • At-need arrangements are generally reserved for making immediate arrangements after the passing of a loved one.
  • Pre-need arrangements allow for an individual in good health to establish their end-of-life plans ahead of time, relieving the financial burden from family and friends after passing.

Special Considerations

Additional fees may be applied in certain circumstances, as mentioned below. In some cases, these are optional (like for expedited cremations).

Certified Copies of Death Certificate

The cost of registering the death and notifying the appropriate agencies is included in the price of cremation. Fees will only apply if you would like to receive one or more certified copies.

Return of Ashes

You are welcome to pick up cremated remains during normal business hours at no additional cost. Fees will only apply if you prefer to have them hand-delivered outside the Denver Metro area, or shipped via U.S. registered mail.

Contact us for assistance


Should you have any questions along the way, don’t hesitate to reach out. You are welcome to contact us online, by phone, or by email — our team is available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week.

Contact Us Online(303) 963-5836info@milehighcremations.com