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Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument

15807 County Road 1, Florissant, CO 80816
+1 719-748-3253
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Well Developed National Monument

My wife and I visited the Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument on a sunny October morning. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tim D
Omaha, Nebraska

We went here twice! Once in the rain and once when it was clear and warm! The visitors center is... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Northridge, CA
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15807 County Road 1, Florissant, CO 80816
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 rangers are most willing to answer questions. There is a...More

Thank Tim D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 around the monument, it is very nice!

Thank bcreff
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This small, out of the way National Monument is well worth an afternoon visit! This dry, barren area was once a lush, tropical redwood forest, preserved for us by a violent volcano eruption. Human life on earth is but a flash in time, compared to...More

Thank Guffeyland
Reviewed 4 November 2017

$5 fee to enter. There are some nice hikes. Some interesting petrified redwood stumps and fossil info in visitor center. Not one of my favorite National Parks visits. But I nice way to spend some time.

Thank Steve H
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

A wonderful walk on an ancient lakebed. Seeing petrified tree stumps from millions of years ago is unbelievable. The park rangers were very helpful in explaining this national park. The interactive exhibits provide great insight to the early geology, redwoods and today’s ponderosa pines. These...More

Thank Fred S
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

The film demonstrates how the ancient volcanic area and lakebed conspired to form these interesting fossils. Petrified trees and lots of insects and leaves. Walk the well marked trails.

Thank cegtravel1
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

This center has a fair amount of interactive exhibits plus some easy hiking trails that make for a good educational and exercise stop. Good staff. From here you can take a scenic drive to Cripple Creek.

Thank Michael R
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

This is a relatively unknown national monument but is well worth the visit. While I have seen fossil trees before nothing can compare to the stumps of these 34 million year old giant redwoods. Just amazing Take the longer loop trail to see the Big...More

Thank Michael W
Reviewed 21 September 2017

The fossil beds were quite interesting and the information center had lots of neat geological facts and tidbits about how this area was covered in redwoods thousands of years ago. Will go back and visit again if we are in the area.

Thank M X
Reviewed 18 September 2017

You will be fascinated by the history at this place. Giant redwoods once populated this area and then covered by volcanic ash and sediment flow. What you will see are some excavated areas where some of the fossilized redwood stumps have been uncovered. Small, but...More

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Beth P
12 February 2017|
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Response from hoef972 | Reviewed this property |
Some of the trees are just out of the back door of the visitors center. The terrain is fairly flat, so walking the trails shouldn't be that much of a problem. There is another attraction there not far from the visitor center... More