• Massive petrified redwood stumps

    Florissant Fossil Beds

    National Monument Colorado

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?

Picture of fossil maple seed

Some of the fossil plants found at Florissant fossil beds, like this maple seed, may have relatives that still live in Colorado.