Pets are prohibited from all trails and areas of Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument except for the visitor parking lot, portions of the picnic area near the visitor center, and small exercise area off the parking lot of the visitor center.
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?
Some of the fossil plants found at the Florissant fossil beds have no modern relatives in Colorado. One example is the modern Golden-rain tree, which is only found in eastern Asia today. This image is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. To learn More...