• Massive petrified redwood stumps

    Florissant Fossil Beds

    National Monument Colorado

Post Visit Materials

The Monument has a variety of lesson plans that cover grades K - 12 that make excellent pre and post trip activities. These plans are available to download.

Did You Know?

Photo of a wildflower in bloom

The name Florissant comes from a French word meaning "blooming" or "flowering." Florissant, Colorado was settled in 1870 and named after the town of Florissant, Missouri. The name still holds true as there are both modern and fossil flowers found in the area today.