Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, Florissant

#47 of 142 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 »
  • Nicely organized. Great trails to walk around and get informed about fossils. Rangers are friendly and knowledgable as usual. Not crowded. Many nice areas to walk around.
  • Such a great place to visit. The hiking trails are awesome and empty. If you like hiking by yourself this is the place to go!
  • Love this place. Scenic and very interesting. Lots to see especially if you like pre-history. Trails are very nice. Very relaxing way to spend the afternoon or morning. Picnic areas are nice. No dogs allowed in the park. There is a dog area--in case your pooch has to go. Not a lot of shade for parking if you leave your pooch in the car.
  • Go here this place was awesome you will not regret it and it was very very very nice highly recommend it see it before Trump takes its protections away you should see it now cuz it's it's going quick have a nice day
  • This is an interesting place! There is a lot of pioneer history and prehistory to uncover. Plus a lot of trails to walk.

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