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?
Most fossils in the monument are from the late Eocene (34.07 million years ago), but a tooth and jaw fragment from a much younger mammoth have also been found. The fossils are from the Pleistocene Epoch and are at least 50,000 years old.