Fee Free Weekend for Visitor Center Grand Opening
Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument plans to celebrate with a fee free, grand opening weekend Saturday, June 15 and Sunday June 16.
Lightning is common in the summer afternoons. Stay low, avoid standing next to trees or on exposed ridges and hilltops, and seek shelter before the storm arrives.
Headache, fatigue, and nausea can be symptoms of altitude sickness. To prevent altitude sickness, ascend slowly and drink plenty of water. Avoid strenuous activity until you are acclimated, particularly travelers with heart, lung, or kidney disease.
Don’t Feed Animals
Do not feed park animals. Though they appear cute and harmless, they are wild and will bite and scratch. In addition, they may carry diseases such as hantavirus and bubonic plague.
The sun is intense at high elevations. Use sun block and hats.
Did You Know?
There are more than 220 national park units that preserve fossils! However, only 9 units were specifically set aside to protect fossils and Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument is one of those!