Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, Florissant

#46 of 143 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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  • August 14, 2017
    The national monument focuses on the fossilized trees on trails in the park. The small leaves, fish, and insects are briefly mentioned. The displays are highly informative, but I expected to see more ...  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    We walked the fossil loops and saw some great redwood stumps, but the real attraction was the homestead. The Ranger Ray is knowledgeable and informative. Be sure to go tour the farmstead.  more »
  • August 5, 2017
    This was a very interesting and cool monument with great displays. It is basically petrified redwood tree trunks and animal and plant fossils from 34 million years ago. Staff was all very friendly.  more »
  • April 10, 2017
    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)
  • June 17, 2017
    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.
  • July 8, 2017
    Several different trails. The ones we went on with our 4 year old grandson were easy. Interesting information with a few hands on items of interest to children.
  • April 6, 2017
    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!
  • May 3, 2017
    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.

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