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.

Features

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Night Sky Programs

Florissant Fossil Beds is an excellent place to observe the wonders of the night sky. The Monument offers night sky programs throughout the year.

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Florissant Fossil Beds Social Media

Florissant Fossil Beds Social Media

Florissant Fossil Beds is currently using Facebook and Twitter and will be adding videos to our YouTube page in the future.

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Follow a fossil

Follow a fossil

Learn how fossils are discovered, protected, and researched at Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument.

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Post to Parks

Post to Parks

The Post to Parks Program was created by Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument as an outreach program to military families in the Pikes Peak Region

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Things to do

Things to do

An average visit to Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument lasts about three hours and there are a variety of ways to spend your time in the park.

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Free Military Passes

Attention Active Duty Military and Dependents

Come visit us at Florissant Fossil Beds and get your FREE Annual National Park Pass

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Paleontology Database

Paleontology Database

Explore The World of Florissant Paleontology. Search for museum records, taxonomic information, and publication data.

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