• Massive petrified redwood stumps

    Florissant Fossil Beds

    National Monument Colorado

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    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 »

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_Tsetse fly

The modern Tsetse fly lives in Africa, but examples like the fossil pictured here have been found in the Florissant fossil beds. This fossil is 34.07 million years old. This image is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. To learn More...