Plan Your Visit
NPS Photo by Sheena Grabski
Florissant Fossil Beds is a great place to visit any time of year, although most visitation takes place late spring through early fall.
If we have 2 - 4 hours:
Most visits last about 2 - 4 hours. During this time we recommend:
Besides the Visitor Center parking area, there are 2 additional parking areas for relaxing and exploring:
Visitor Center parking area offers 9 picnic tables and 2 metal grills for your enjoyment.
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...