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.

carved stone entrance sign with red wildflowers in front of sunny sky background at entrance

50th Anniversary Celebration

Help celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument

View of starry sky over Hornbek Homestead.

Night Sky Programs

Observe the wonders of the night sky throughout the year.

Big Stump behind fence on a spring day

Things To Do

What do we do when we get there?

Petrified trio of redwood trees in snow

Fee Free Days for 2019

There will be five fee free days for all National Park Service fee areas in 2019.

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: February 17, 2019

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 185
Florissant, CO 80816

Phone:

(719) 748-3253

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