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Contact: Jeff Wolin, (719) 748 - 3253
Activities Planned at Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument in January
Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument is open year round. During January, the Monument is open every day of the week from 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM. Here are some of the activities taking place this month.
Friday, January 12, Night Sky Program, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM. Join park staff and members of the Colorado Springs Astronomical Society to gaze at the dark skies above Florissant Fossil Beds in search of planets, galaxies, nebulas, and more. Meet at the Visitor Center.
Monday, January 15, Fee Free Day and a Hike for Your Health, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Enjoy a fee free day at Florissant Fossil Beds in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Start out the New Year on a healthy note with a “Hike for Your Health.” Park staff will lead up to a 3 mile hike on one of the park’s loop trails. Dress in layers and make sure everyone in your group is up for a three mile, moderate hike.
Saturday, January 20, Winter Track Detectives! 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM. Join an interpretive park ranger for a guided hike (up to 2 miles) to discover the clues left behind by the Monument’s wildlife. As a track detective you might encounter tracks, scat, feathers, rubs, burrows, and much more left behind by birds, coyotes, elk, badgers or perhaps even see some of the wildlife in person. Dress in layers and be ready to walk on uneven ground and possibly snow. Meet at the visitor center.
There are no additional fees for any park programs beyond the daily entrance fee of $7.00 per adult (15 and younger are free). Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument offers 15 miles of beautiful, yet lesser known, hiking trails to explore, a free Junior Ranger Program, three short self-guided trails, a park video and museum exhibits, and bookstore. For additional information, please call (719) 748-3253 or visit our website: www.nps.gov/flfo or on Facebook or Twitter at /FlorissantNPS
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