• 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 »

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 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!