• Massive petrified redwood stumps

    Florissant Fossil Beds

    National Monument Colorado

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    The prescribed burn on approximately 180 acres of monument land starting the week of October 13 has been postponed. If conditions and planning updates are met, the operation may still occur later the month or maybe spring. Check back for updates. More »

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Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument
PO Box 185
15807 Teller County Road 1
Florissant, CO 80816

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Did You Know?

FLFO_palm frond

Although there are few known palm fronds from Florissant fossil beds, microscopic palm pollen has also been discovered. Palms are indicators of climate and suggest that the Eocene mean annual temperature was no less than 50°F.