• Massive petrified redwood stumps

    Florissant Fossil Beds

    National Monument Colorado

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?

Photo of a wildflower in bloom

The name Florissant comes from a French word meaning "blooming" or "flowering." Florissant, Colorado was settled in 1870 and named after the town of Florissant, Missouri. The name still holds true as there are both modern and fossil flowers found in the area today.