• Massive petrified redwood stumps

    Florissant Fossil Beds

    National Monument Colorado

Park Statistics

Acreage
Gross Area Acres - 5,998

Visitation

Total Recreation Visits for FY 2013- 62,571

Budget

FY 2013 Requested $930,000.00 from NPS GreenBook

Did You Know?

Photo of a wildflower in bloom

The name Florissant comes from a French word meaning "blooming" or "flowering." Florissant, Colorado was settled in 1870 and named after the town of Florissant, Missouri. The name still holds true as there are both modern and fossil flowers found in the area today.