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Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument

15807 County Road 1, Florissant, CO 80816
+1 719-748-3253
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Randomly decided to visit here. Beautiful drive coming in from CoS. Very beautiful setting. Park... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2017
Joshb2j
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Great park!

Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument is another great National Park! It showcases a unique... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2017
greenjay1
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Williams, Arizona
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“visitor center” (65 reviews)
“million years” (20 reviews)
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15807 County Road 1, Florissant, CO 80816
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"petrified forest"
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"visitor center"
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"million years"
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"colorado springs"
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"tree stumps"
in 15 reviews
"the junior ranger program"
in 11 reviews
"hiking trails"
in 20 reviews
"geological history"
in 4 reviews
"old homestead"
in 5 reviews
"short film"
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"ranger talk"
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"nice hikes"
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"real fossils"
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"mile loop"
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"pit toilets"
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"the national park service"
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"great overview"
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Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Randomly decided to visit here. Beautiful drive coming in from CoS. Very beautiful setting. Park rangers were great. Paths throughout the park were very well maintained and easy to walk on. Very interesting to see the petrified redwoods and learn how it happened. The next...More

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Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument is another great National Park! It showcases a unique geological occurrence that created wonderfully preserved fossils and gigantic petrified trees that dwarf the California redwoods. It encompasses some gorgeous geography on the "back side" of Pikes Peak. It is only...More

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Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

It is truly amazing to see huge 25' + diameter follized petrified redwoods and sequoia way up here in the Rocky Mountains . It is interesting how Florissant like was formed. Great intro movie.

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Reviewed 20 July 2017

What a great monument/park! We were on our way from OK to visit my sister near Vail, CO. We had a little time to stop mid-afternoon so we planned a quick visit to the park. I wish we’d had more than 1 ½ hours to...More

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Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

The visitor center has some great exhibits and an interesting short movie. There are some shorter trails of about a mile and many longer ones. The petrified tree stumps are huge and beautiful. There is an old homestead down the road that is very interesting...More

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Reviewed 17 July 2017

My wife and I did a big loop that included most of the trails here (7.8 miles) and really enjoyed the uncrowded, well-marked area full of wildflowers. The hiking terrain is very easy and we didn't see a soul except at the visitor's center--a difficult...More

Thank SCalCanz
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Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

The Visitor Center appears to be pretty new. We watched the movie and hiked the 1 mile trail which contains several petrified stumps. Otherwise, the only fossils to see are in the Visitor Center. We bought a really nice walking stick in the gift shop....More

Thank 50StateTravelers
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Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Awesome history, beautiful scenery. The park is amazing..the hikes are nice and easy. To learn the history of the land here is stunning.

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Reviewed 10 July 2017

First time there. It is a beautiful place. The Rangers and staff really know about the area and what they are talking about. You really should see the film too. It is well done. Wish the government had stepped in sooner to stop the wholesale...More

Thank Barbara S
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

The visitor center at this park is the main attraction because fossils are rarely found on the trails in the park. The visitor center is very fun and informative and the junior ranger program here is top notch. The short trails were also very nice...More

Thank Tarah L
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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
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