• 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?

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...