• 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?

leaf fossil

In 1922, Fossil Cycad National Monument, in South Dakota, was established as the third NPS area to preserve fossils, however by the mid 1930s all the fossils visible at the surface had been removed, leaving nothing for visitors to see. As a result, congress removed Fossil Cycad National Monument from the National Park System in 1957.