• Massive petrified redwood stumps

    Florissant Fossil Beds

    National Monument Colorado



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.


Horseback Riding

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.

Click here to see the horseback riding map

Did You Know?

FLFO_bowfin fish

Fish are the most abundant vertebrates at the Florissant fossil beds, and the bowfin is the most primitive fish found here. The modern bowfin is considered a “living fossil” and is found in freshwater bodies of eastern North America.This image is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. To learn More...