• Massive petrified redwood stumps

    Florissant Fossil Beds

    National Monument Colorado

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  • Prescribed Burn Postponed

    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 »

Current Research

Research at the monument

If you are interested in conducting scientific research at Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument please submit an application for a permit through the National Park Service Research Permit and Reporting System.

Learn more about research at the monument:

Microscopic timecapsules
Measuring ancient mountains
Studying ancient patterns
In search of fossil mammals
Well preserved?
Ancient forest pests
Have you ever changed your name?
Diatoms of the Florissant Formation
Rock layers of Florissant

 

Did You Know?

FLFO_bowfin fish

Fish are the most abundant vertebrates at the Florissant fossil beds, and the bowfin is the most primitive fish found here. The modern bowfin is considered a “living fossil” and is found in freshwater bodies of eastern North America.This image is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. To learn More...