• Massive petrified redwood stumps

    Florissant Fossil Beds

    National Monument Colorado

Horseback Riding

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):
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, except for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Days

Summer Hours (Memorial Day to Labor Day):
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM every day of the week

Horseback riders must park their horse trailers at the designated pull located on Lower Twin Rock Road.

Did You Know?

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One of the most common fossils found in the Florissant Formation include leaves from Fagopsis, which is an extinct member of the beech family. This image is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. To learn