• Massive petrified redwood stumps

    Florissant Fossil Beds

    National Monument Colorado

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Accessibility

Facilities and Trails

The visitor center and associated outdoor exhibit area are fully wheelchair accessible. The Ponderosa Loop Trail, a self-guided 1/2 mile trail is also fully accessible, although may be covered by snow in the winter.

The Monument has a non-motorized wheelchair with large, inflatable tires that can be requested and borrowed for daily use.

Film

The Monument's 15 minute orientation film is shown in the Monument's accessible theater which is in the visitor center. The film has subtitles. Assisted listening and audio description devices are available upon request.

Did You Know?

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One of the most common fossils found in the Florissant Formation include leaves from Fagopsis, which is an extinct member of the beech family. This image is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. To learn