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?
Weevils are a type of beetle, and they are among the smallest complete fossils found in the Florissant fossil beds. The fossil pictured here is less than 3 millimeters long, which is a little larger than the head of a pin but smaller than a pencil eraser. This image is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. To learn More...