• Massive petrified redwood stumps

    Florissant Fossil Beds

    National Monument Colorado

Visitor Center 2013


New Visitor Center

Photo by Whitney Masten

Our NEW visitor center is now OPEN!!!

Visitor Center Desk
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Did You Know?


This is the first and only fossil gingko leaf from Florissant fossil beds. The gingko is a “living fossil” as the genus appeared approximately 250 million years ago, but the modern species can still be found in China.