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 »
Limited horseback riding is available within the boundaries of Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument.
Horseback riders must pay the daily entrance fee at the visitor center or possess an annual pass. Pets are prohibited.
Riding on any trail or in developed areas is prohibited. Ride dispersed; do not create new trails.
Florissant Fossil Beds is only open to the public for day use. Park access is prohibited during closed hours except by permit.
Fall, Winter, Spring Hours (Labor Day to Memorial Day):
Summer Hours (June 1 to Labor Day):
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Did You Know?
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...