Pets are prohibited from all trails and areas of Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument except for the visitor parking lot and small exercise area off the parking lot.
Inquire at the Visitor Center for exceptions for registered service dogs.
Limited horseback riding is available within the boundaries of Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument.
Horseback riders must pay the daily entrance fee at the visitor center or possess an annual pass. Pets are prohibited.
Horseback riders must park their horse trailers at the designated pull off which is located on Lower Twin Rock Road.
Did You Know?
In 1922, Fossil Cycad National Monument, in South Dakota, was established as the third NPS area to preserve fossils, however by the mid 1930s all the fossils visible at the surface had been removed, leaving nothing for visitors to see. As a result, congress removed Fossil Cycad National Monument from the National Park System in 1957.