• Massive petrified redwood stumps

    Florissant Fossil Beds

    National Monument Colorado

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    Fire crews plan to implement a prescribed burn on approximately 180 acres of monument land starting the week of October 13. This alert banner will be used to communicate whether or not burning is taking place on any given day. More »

Weather

Summers are generally of short duration with pleasant warm days and cool nights. Freezing temperatures can sometimes occur during summer months. Summer thunderstorms with lightning and hail occur almost daily. Typically they begin mid-day and last through the afternoon. The safest places are within buildings or your automobiles. Sub-zero lows are common in the winter; dress in warm layers to keep dry and to prevent hypothermia. The altitude is 8,500 above sea level so pace yourself in any season, drink a lot of water, and use sunscreen.

 

Did You Know?

An elk herd in Florissant Fossil Beds NM

Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument provides excellent habitat for a variety of mammals including bears, mountain lions, porcupines, ground squirrels, and a small herd of elk.