Beneath a grassy mountain valley in central Colorado lies one of the richest and most diverse fossil deposits in the world. Petrified redwood stumps up to 14 feet wide and thousands of detailed fossils of insects and plants reveal the story of a very different, prehistoric Colorado.
Experience the Fossil History of Colorado
Become a Volunteer
Explore the volunteer opportunities at the Monument!
Every Kid in a Park
Learn how all 4th graders and their families get into parks for free.
Visitor Center and Museum
The visitor center and museum at Florissant Fossil Beds offers interactive exhibits, a display of insect and leaf fossils, and a film.