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?
Although there are few known palm fronds from Florissant fossil beds, microscopic palm pollen has also been discovered. Palms are indicators of climate and suggest that the Eocene mean annual temperature was no less than 50°F.