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Florissant Fossil Quarry, Florissant
(3/5 based on 30 reviews on the web)
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  • We love Geology and Archeology, and here we can see what our world looked like thousands of years ago. Great hiking trails with lots of wildflowers and occasional Black Bear, lots of deer and some tim...  more »
  • Our Colorado vacation was last minute, so we were incredibly excited that Dixie could open the quarry during the time we were there! Although the weather in October is quite unpredictable, our 'dig' d...  more »
  • Great view of the stratigraphy of the fossil beds. As a geologist this stop made the side trip to the area worth the trip. The outcrops at the National Monument are not very accessible so it was great...  more »
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  • Fun place to take the kids to learn about fossils.
  • In just a couple of hours I found an excellent example of a beech leave, a flower, a good example of Lomatia lineata, and a tiny, tiny wasp. It's a great place to look for insects and leaves.
  • I can't say much. Piles and Piles of rubble. Two pot head women take money, give you scraper, razor and show you what you can't keep. It took me about 5 min to realize there were nothing in those piles of crap. When I said something they brought out a few good pieces from the back and that was the only thing that was worth keeping.(couple of leaves, sticks and so on. was a waste of half a day. Should have done something else that day. Remember, you will be going through piles of broken shale that had been picked through and picked through.
  • One of the last places in Colorado to legally find fossils. There is a modest fee to get in though. Highly recommended for any fossil hunting enthusiasts.