• Massive petrified redwood stumps

    Florissant Fossil Beds

    National Monument Colorado

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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?

Historic photograph of tourists in the late 1800's fossil hunting near a train

The area now known as Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument had become a popular tourist area by the 1870's.