• 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?


Prodryas persephone was the first fossil butterfly found in North America. This specimen was discovered by the homesteader Charlotte Hill and is now housed at Harvard University. This image is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.To learn More...