Experience the Prehistory 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.

wildland firefighter monitors fire

Fire Information

Fire information

View of petrified stump at Florissant Fossil Beds NM.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Kids with Ranger during a program.

Every Kid in a Park

Learn how all 4th graders and their families get into parks for free.

visitors explore interactive exhibits in visitor center

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.

View of starry sky over Hornbek Homestead.

Night Sky Programs

Observe the wonders of the night sky throughout the year.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 185
Florissant, CO 80816


(719) 748-3253

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