• Massive petrified redwood stumps

    Florissant Fossil Beds

    National Monument Colorado

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  • Ute Dance Cancelled for Saturday August 2

    Due to a medical emergency with the group coordinator, the Ute Dance has been cancelled for Saturday August 2, 2014


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?

illustration of rhinocerous-like mammal

Fossil remains of a brontothere, a rhinoceros-like creature, have been found in the Florissant fossil beds. Brontotheres were enormous, with some standing over eight feet tall.