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Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument

15807 County Road 1, Florissant, CO 80816
+1 719-748-3253
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Worthwhile stop

If you are interested in fossils, geology or nice landscapes, this monument will deliver. The... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2017
Evergreen, Colorado
via mobile
Prehistoric History

Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument tells the story of what happened here millions of years... read more

Reviewed 23 December 2016
Manhattan, Kansas
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15807 County Road 1, Florissant, CO 80816
+1 719-748-3253
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Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

If you are interested in fossils, geology or nice landscapes, this monument will deliver. The sustainably designed visitor center is only a few years old and has very well done displays. The displays weren't too dumbed down like some. The video is also worthwhile. If...More

1  Thank Crowhollow
Reviewed 23 December 2016

Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument tells the story of what happened here millions of years ago. Fossilized sequoia trees can still be seen as you walk through the beds. An old homestead is also there that you can either drive to or walk to from...More

Thank hoef972
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Terrific park with great staff. Interesting site with great fossilized redwoods bit the way it was saved from the tourists is also interesting. Nice hikes around the park and awesome views. Worth a visit if in the area.

Thank Natsfan24
Reviewed 23 November 2016

Traveling to lesser known parks, we were very pleased to see the wonderful fossil collections here. The hike of the Petrified Forest loop, home to trees that were hundreds of years old, also takes you near the pioneer area, showing how settlers lived. Visitor center...More

Thank Angela S
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Great place to see and hike.a very interesting place to see petrified tree sumps. A must see if you are in the area.

Thank Steve W
Reviewed 5 November 2016

it has many fossils inside of the building you can see one of the largest deposits of this kind in the world. though it has many fossilized trees but only the stumps survived so there's no intact ones though if your into geology or just...More

Thank Justin A
Reviewed 4 November 2016

While traveling to the major National Parks in Colorado, found this lesser known out of the way NPS site. Love it. Beautiful location and well presented history and site. The walking trails to see the area, especially the large petrified redwood stumps really makes the...More

Thank TravelingBubba
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Been here twice now with family; once for the Night Sky program, and another during the day. It’s a small monument that’s part of the National Park System, but it has a very interesting history. The Visitor’s Center is modern with hands-on exhibits for the...More

Thank aerofaze
Reviewed 31 October 2016

When we arrived, we were greeted by one of the rangers who shared details of the park. We were surprised to hear that the only fossils to see were the ones in the visitor’s center. However, they do have many petrified redwood stumps and miles...More

Thank Bill C
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Surely worth the stop, nice walking trails around to see the fossilized redwood trees, they are huge! Nice visitors center with restrooms. Pack water.

Thank Wanderer0213
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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