Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, Florissant

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#47 of 206 in Nature in Colorado
The National Park Service preserves unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the national park system for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations. The Park Service cooperates with partners to extend the benefits of natural and cultural resource conservation and outdoor recreation throughout this country and the world.
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  • If you told your kids they are going to visit the Florissant fossil beds, be sure to tell them that the fossils are petrified trees and not a T-rex, etc. That being said, the nice little on grounds mu...  more »
  • My wife and I visited the Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument on a sunny October morning. The site is fairly remote, but it is worth visiting. The visitors' center has a good exhibit, and the ran...  more »
  • We went here twice! Once in the rain and once when it was clear and warm! The visitors center is good! The Petrified Redwood Trees are Fantastic! The other fossils are nice. Be sure to take a hike aro...  more »
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  • This is a must for anyone who loves Colorado history and science. Easy and informative trails makes this a trip the whole family will enjoy. The new visitor center has sharp looking displays, and good short video on the history of the park, and wonderful staff. This truly is a day well spent.
  • Tons of information available here. Was a nice quiet day that I suspect is off season. Trails are well-marked and an easy walk. The place also has special wheelchairs available for those who might need a version that's a little more trail-ready.
  • I love trees and rocks and this was a cool park to take a stroll down history lane. There is a park entry fee due at the welcome center, it was under $10 per adult. It includes entry to an exhibit, a short film and access to hiking paths. We strolled the short one and enjoyed all the stopping points.
  • Great place to take the kids. Visitor Center has a short 14 minute movie detailing the history of the area, how the fossils were made. Explore the exhibits, then take a quick hike to see the fossils. The redwoods are located right next to the Visitors Center, super easy with the little ones. More fossils are located in a mile loop hike around the property.
  • Very interesting history of the area. Very nice museum and very informative staff. Loved the walking trail tours. Beautiful area.
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