Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument provides a variety of opportunities for outdoor activities.
The Monument has two, self-guided nature trails that are located near the visitor center and interpret the fossil resources. Near the visitor center is also an outdoor exhibit area.
There are 14 miles of other hiking trails which are best for scenery and possibly wildlife.
Did You Know?
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.