• 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?

FLFO_Flower

In addition to the leaves and insects found in the Florissant fossil beds, there are also wonderfully preserved flowers such as this Florissantia specimen. The flower was named after the town of Florissant, Colorado. This image is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. To learn More...