• Massive petrified redwood stumps

    Florissant Fossil Beds

    National Monument Colorado

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Hiking Trails

Hiking trail map

Hiking Trail Map

There are over 14 miles of hiking trails in the Monument. Most of the trails wind through pine covered hills with patches of Aspen and Douglas Fir. Some of the trails pass wet meadows or through riparian areas. See the hiking map for details. Download the hiking trail map
view of Pikes Peak

View of Pikes Peak from Sawmill Trail

Cliff and Jean Dickey

view of an outrcop of granite called the Twin Rocks
View of a granite rock formation on the Twin Rocks Trail
Cliff and Jean Dickey

Did You Know?

Photo of a wildflower in bloom

The name Florissant comes from a French word meaning "blooming" or "flowering." Florissant, Colorado was settled in 1870 and named after the town of Florissant, Missouri. The name still holds true as there are both modern and fossil flowers found in the area today.