• Massive petrified redwood stumps

    Florissant Fossil Beds

    National Monument Colorado

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  • Prescribed Burn Postponed

    The prescribed burn on approximately 180 acres of monument land starting the week of October 13 has been postponed. If conditions and planning updates are met, the operation may still occur later the month or maybe spring. Check back for updates. More »

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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.

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?

leaf fossil

In 1922, Fossil Cycad National Monument, in South Dakota, was established as the third NPS area to preserve fossils, however by the mid 1930s all the fossils visible at the surface had been removed, leaving nothing for visitors to see. As a result, congress removed Fossil Cycad National Monument from the National Park System in 1957.