• Massive petrified redwood stumps

    Florissant Fossil Beds

    National Monument Colorado

Support Your Park

There are many ways you can support Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument...

Friends of the Fossil Beds gift items

NPS Photo by Sheena Grabski

In 1987, the Friends of the Florissant Fossil Beds, Inc. was organized by a group of dedicated individuals interested in assisting the National Park Service in its mission to preserve and protect our national treasures. As a non-profit organization, the Friend's mission is to secure resources to help preserve the fossils and promote programs activities that enhance the Monument's educational, research, and scientific objectives.

To learn more about our Friends group please visit their website at www.fossilbeds.org.


The bookstore at Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument is administered by the Rocky Mountain Nature Association (RMNA).

RMNA sells items to support the interpretive and educational programs of Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument. There is a wide selection of natural and local history books, children's nature books, as well as maps, nature videos, audio CDs and games. Membership in the RMNA offers the benefit of discounts at the bookstore, as well as those at Rocky Mountain National Park and other sites.

Members of the RMNA receive a 15% discount on publications, discounts on seminars at Rocky Mountain National Park, complimentary copies of the RMNA newspaper, and the RMNA quarterly newsletter.

For more information please visit the RMNA website at www.rmna.org

Did You Know?

illustration of rhinocerous-like mammal

Fossil remains of a brontothere, a rhinoceros-like creature, have been found in the Florissant fossil beds. Brontotheres were enormous, with some standing over eight feet tall.