• Massive petrified redwood stumps

    Florissant Fossil Beds

    National Monument Colorado

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Fee Free Days

Tough economic times call for economical fun, and you can't beat Florissant Fossil Beds and America's other 401 national parks for family time, fresh air, and opportunities to learn about our great country.

Fee Free Days 2014

Jan 20 Martin Luther King Day

Feb 15-17 Presidents Day Weekend

April 19-20 Opening Weekend of National Park Week

Aug 25 National Park Service Birthday

Sep 27 National Public Lands Day

Nov 11 Veterans Day

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For more information, visit the park's website at www.nps.gov/flfo or call 719-748-3253.

Did You Know?

FLFO_Golden-rain tree seed

Some of the fossil plants found at the Florissant fossil beds have no modern relatives in Colorado. One example is the modern Golden-rain tree, which is only found in eastern Asia today. This image is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. To learn More...