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Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, Florissant

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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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  • The park landscape features mountain meadows,rolling hills with spruce,fir and aspen.The park has 14 miles of trails and the altitude is 8,500 trail is wheelchair -accessible.  more »
  • If you love nature and Colorado, you will love hiking the easy set of trails that the Florissant Fossil Beds provide. The fossil beds and petrified redwoods are a nice bonus that make the hiking all t...  more »
  • Good information on the history and geology of the fossil beds. I never thought of redwoods in Colorado so interesting to see the petrified trees.  more »
  • I love nature so naturally this place was a must. Has many walking trails, and beautiful sites to see. The little fossil museum inside the facilities is really cool and full of information! The park rangers are very nice. Don't be afraid to talk to them for a bit cause they have so much cool information. 5$ per person and the receipt is good for 6days after. (we unfortunately had to leave the next day)
  • This is wonderful natural geological area. Minimal crowds, very friendly and accomdating park staff. The fact that this area was once populated with giant redwoods that have turned to stone is fascinating. The vistas are spectacular. They also have astronomy events with pristine sky's. Very glad I experienced this natural wonder.
  • We got there pretty close to closing time, so we didn't get to explore too much. We did get to see the petrified stumps which are close to the visitor center. I wasn't expecting them to be as HUGE as they were. The interpretive signage placed around the area is all very informative and well kept. It seems like a place that could easily take up a considerable chunk of your day to explore thoroughly!
  • Great place to visit, however like so many National Parks and monuments these days the things you want to see are roped off so you can't get up close and personal with it. Better use of the man power we found on site could have given us a much more intimate tour of the facility and grounds.
  • Pay area 5.00! Very interesting hike! The information center was very nice actually great! No dogs allowed!