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.

An interpretive ranger leading hike

Ranger Guided Programs

Are you planning a trip to Florissant Fossil Bed? Check out our ranger guided programs this summer!

Homestead Outbuildings with Ranger talking to visitors

Activities in July

Learn more about the special events at the Monument.

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.

adult participants with a scientist in a seminar overlooking a mountain scene

Summer Seminar Series

Join us for a one day summer seminar and learn more about natural and cultural history topics. Seminars are sponsored by our Friends group

Last updated: July 1, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 185
Florissant, CO 80816


(719) 748-3253

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