• Massive petrified redwood stumps

    Florissant Fossil Beds

    National Monument Colorado

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?

Historic photograph of tourists in the late 1800's fossil hunting near a train

The area now known as Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument had become a popular tourist area by the 1870's.