Experience the Fossil History of Colorado

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.

Petrified trio of redwood trees in snow

December Activities 2018

Star programs, animal tracking, and art programs in December.

Big Stump behind fence on a spring day

Things To Do

What do we do when we get there?

View of starry sky over Hornbek Homestead.

Night Sky Programs

Observe the wonders of the night sky throughout the year.

Hiker on trail approaching rock formation

Enjoy a hike!

Explore the 15 miles of trails at the Monument.

Junior Rangers at the desk in the Visitor Center

For Kids

Be a Junior Ranger!

Last updated: December 5, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 185
Florissant, CO 80816


(719) 748-3253

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