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.
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.Read More
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.Read More
Follow a fossil
Learn how fossils are discovered, protected, and researched at Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument.Read More
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 RegionRead More
Attention Active Duty Military and Dependents
Come visit us at Florissant Fossil Beds and get your FREE Annual National Park PassRead More
Explore The World of Florissant Paleontology. Search for museum records, taxonomic information, and publication data.Read More
Did You Know?
This new bird specimen is the sixth identifiable bird from the Florissant Formation. In addition to the six birds, there are only seven other bird fossils including feathers, impressions, or partial skeletons.