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Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, Florissant

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4.1/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web
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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  • Since we were in the area we scouted out things to do. Little did we know that the National monument at the fossil beds was having a free activity day with guided hikes and children activities There i...  read more »
  • I knew little about this National Monument but we were camping nearby and my daughter studied it in school, so we went. It was well worth it. It has a relatively new visitor center and constant educat...  read more »
  • We just visited Florissant Fossil Beds National monument. They charge $5 for adults (good for one week admission) and no charge for kids. Plenty of room to hike and great park rangers on hand to teach...  read more »
  • Very cool place to check out. You'll get an awesome history lesson and get to see some petrified redwood stumps along the way. Its a beautiful walk around the trail. Lots of great fossils and pieces of history in the visitor center.
  • This was one of the most memorable parts of my Colorado vacation. I really am amazed more people don't know about this park. The guided tours are very informative and make you appreciate the area more than you thought possible. The trails are well maintained even though they aren't crowded. This place allows you to enjoy nature the way it was meant to be enjoyed.
  • My wife and I visited and had a great time--Park Ranger Amanda was enthusiastic and informative--we enjoyed a nice quiet 2 mile hike with great views and not another soul in sight, followed by the indoor displays. We planned for 30 minutes and stayed for 2 hours!
  • Kind of disappointing considering the long drive. Price was fair and the ranger was very knowledgeable and friendly.
  • Wonderful hiking trails amid beautiful fields and alpine forests. Who could not like to see amazing 37 million year old Redwood tree stumps 12 feet in diameter! Few people were there the day we visited making it even more enjoyable. Beautiful visiter center. 14 miles of gently sloping hiking trails. A National Monument not to miss.
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