• Massive petrified redwood stumps

    Florissant Fossil Beds

    National Monument Colorado

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September 23, 2014
Prescribed Burn October 2014
Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument plans to implement a prescribed burn on approximately 180 acres of monument land along the northern boundary adjacent to Teller County Road 1. The primary goal for the project is to reduce accumulated hazardous forest fuels and to create a buffer near the monument’s northern boundary to help protect adjacent neighbors and communities.

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.

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
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?

FLFO sign

More than 220 national park units preserve fossils! However, only 9 units were specifically set aside to protect fossils and Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument is one of those!