• Massive petrified redwood stumps

    Florissant Fossil Beds

    National Monument Colorado

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  • Prescribed Burn Postponed

    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 »


There are no lodging facilities or camping opportunities within Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument.

There are hotels, cabins, bed and breakfasts, and a variety of places to camp within 30 minutes of the Monument.


Here is a quick list of local, public camping areas:

Mueller State Park (719) 687-2366

Pike National Forest (719) 636-1602

Eleven Mile State Park (719) 748-3401

Eleven Mile Canyon, Round Mountain, and Happy Meadows Campgrounds (USFS) (719) 836 - 2031

Hotels, Bed and Breakfasts, Cabins, etc.

Woodland Park Chamber of Commerce (719) 687 - 9885

Cripple Creek Chamber of Commerce (719) 689 - 2169

Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau (877) 745-3773

Did You Know?

fossil of wasp

Up to 1,500 different kinds of fossil insects and spiders have been found in the Florissant Fossil Beds making it one of the most diverse insect fossil sites in the world.