• Massive petrified redwood stumps

    Florissant Fossil Beds

    National Monument Colorado

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Firearms Information

As of February 22, 2010, a new federal law allows people who can legally possess firearms under applicable federal, state, and local laws, to legally possess firearms in this park.



Gun Regulations in the Intermountain Region



It is the responsibility of visitors to understand and comply with all applicable state, local, and federal firearms laws before entering this park. As a starting point, please visit our state’s website at www.colorado.gov



For additional information on Colorado Firearms Laws, use the search engine of your choice and enter "Colorado Firearms Law."



Federal law also prohibits firearms in certain facilities in this park; those places are marked with signs at all public entrances. Those places include all government offices, visitor centers, ranger stations, fee collection buildings, and maintenance facilities.

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...