• Massive petrified redwood stumps

    Florissant Fossil Beds

    National Monument Colorado

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September 01, 2014
Elk Bugling Hikes 2014
Join a ranger after hours to listen to the elk bugling and be a part of a Rocky Mountain fall tradition.

August 12, 2014
Night Sky Programs August September 2014
Florissant Fossil Beds to Offer Night Sky Programs in August and September 2014

July 18, 2014
Economic Benefit Report 2014
Tourism to Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument creates 3.2 million in Economic Benefit Report shows visitor spending supports 44 jobs in local economy

June 24, 2014
Trails4Teens challenges all teens to work, hike, and play at Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument on its 14 miles of hiking trails.

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.