• Massive petrified redwood stumps

    Florissant Fossil Beds

    National Monument Colorado

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Outdoor Exhibit Area

A view of a massive stump under one of the outdoor exhibit areas.
View from the "Time Preserved" Outdoor Exhibit Area.
NPS Photo by Sheena Grabski
 
This outdoor exhibit provides views of petrified redwood trees and it is fully accessible. Wayside exhibits interpret the geologic history and the significances of the fossils.

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.