• Massive petrified redwood stumps

    Florissant Fossil Beds

    National Monument Colorado

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    Fire crews plan to implement a prescribed burn on approximately 180 acres of monument land starting the week of October 13. This alert banner will be used to communicate whether or not burning is taking place on any given day. More »

Things To Know Before You Come

Visitor safety is our number one concern. Please make sure to check out the Weather and Your Safety page for suggestions on staying safe at the Monument.

It is also important to us that you have an enjoyable and educational visit. There are plenty of self-guided and ranger-guided activities that are available to you. Please check the Things To Do section for more information.

Did You Know?

An elk herd in Florissant Fossil Beds NM

Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument provides excellent habitat for a variety of mammals including bears, mountain lions, porcupines, ground squirrels, and a small herd of elk.