• Massive petrified redwood stumps

    Florissant Fossil Beds

    National Monument Colorado

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Experience the Prehistory of Colorado

Beneath a grassy mountain valley in central Colorado lies one of the richest and most diverse fossil deposits in the world. Petrified redwood stumps up to 14 feet wide and thousands of detailed fossils of insects and plants reveal the story of a very different, prehistoric Colorado.

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Prodryas persephone was the first fossil butterfly found in North America. This specimen was discovered by the homesteader Charlotte Hill and is now housed at Harvard University. This image is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.To learn More...