Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, Florissant

4.4
#45 of 206 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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  • This is a place where you can step back into the late Eocene and see remnants of a time when this area of Colorado was warmer than now (though wait a few years, and our temperatures might catch up). T...  more »
  • We hiked through the fossil beds and watched a video on the formations. Very informative and beautiful.  more »
  • Weather was lovely and we had an enjoyable hike around the park. You can pick the trail that meets your ambition or endurance. The Hornbeck Homestead was also interesting to look through.  more »
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  • This is a must for anyone who loves Colorado history and science. Easy and informative trails makes this a trip the whole family will enjoy. The new visitor center has sharp looking displays, and good short video on the history of the park, and wonderful staff. This truly is a day well spent.
  • I love trees and rocks and this was a cool park to take a stroll down history lane. There is a park entry fee due at the welcome center, it was under $10 per adult. It includes entry to an exhibit, a short film and access to hiking paths. We strolled the short one and enjoyed all the stopping points.
  • Great place to take the kids. Visitor Center has a short 14 minute movie detailing the history of the area, how the fossils were made. Explore the exhibits, then take a quick hike to see the fossils. The redwoods are located right next to the Visitors Center, super easy with the little ones. More fossils are located in a mile loop hike around the property.
  • Very interesting history of the area. Very nice museum and very informative staff. Loved the walking trail tours. Beautiful area.

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