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Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument was created in 1969 to protect one of the world's richest fossil deposits. Read more about Florissant Fossil Beds by exploring the links below.

History and Culture
Kids & Youth
Photos & Media


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Learn about Florissant's stunning fossils, diverse geologic history, and amazing scientific discoveries and projects.


Be a Junior Ranger

Explore, Learn, and Protect Your Park!

Interested youth complete a series of activities during their park visit, check in with a park ranger, and receive an official Junior Ranger patch or badge.


Hornbek Homestead

Claiming land under the Homestead Act, Adeline Hornbek built a ranch for her family in the 1870s. Visit the homestead for a glimpse of their lives.

Wild Irises blooming on Geologic Trail
Wild Irises on Geologic Trail

NPS Photo by Clara Peterson

Nature & Science

Hike the Monument's trails to explore its meadows and forests and discover its diverse plants, mammals, birds, reptiles, and natural features.

Field Trips for Educational Groups

Learn more about ranger-led and self-guided educational field trips, which are available throughout the year.



Interested in becoming Florissant's next summer paleontology intern? Learn about the Geoscientists-In-The-Parks internship program here!


Last updated: January 25, 2018

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P.O. Box 185
Florissant , CO 80816


719 748-3253

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