• Massive petrified redwood stumps

    Florissant Fossil Beds

    National Monument Colorado

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  • Prescribed Burn Postponed

    The prescribed burn on approximately 180 acres of monument land starting the week of October 13 has been postponed. If conditions and planning updates are met, the operation may still occur later the month or maybe spring. Check back for updates. 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?

Photo of a wildflower in bloom

The name Florissant comes from a French word meaning "blooming" or "flowering." Florissant, Colorado was settled in 1870 and named after the town of Florissant, Missouri. The name still holds true as there are both modern and fossil flowers found in the area today.