• Massive petrified redwood stumps

    Florissant Fossil Beds

    National Monument Colorado

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    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 »

For Kids

There are 3 different programs for children to explore the park available year round!

To participate in the programs, you must obtain an activity book from the Visitor Center. Once you have completed the activities in the book check in with a ranger at the desk to be presented with your badge or patch. The average time for kids to complete the booklets is 2 hours.

 

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Junior Ranger, Brooke Ashbridge
Brooke Ashbridge earns another Junior Ranger badge!
NPS Photo by Sheena Grabski

Did You Know?

FLFO_Weevil

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...