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Activities Planned at Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument for Labor Day Weekend
During Labor Day weekend, the Monument will be open from 8:00 AM –6:00 PM. Here are some of the activities taking place during Labor Day Weekend.
Labor Day Weekend Interpretive Program Schedule:
11:00 AM, Ranger-Guided Hike. Are you ready to meet the “Big Stump” Join a ranger for a 1 mile, 1.5 hour hike on the Petrified Forest Loop Trail. Meet behind the visitor center for an interpretive hike on the Petrified Forest Loop.
1:30 PM – 3:30 PM, Fossil Learning Lab (Yurt). Get “up-close and personal” with fossils! Join us for ranger-led demonstrations, and hands-on searches for fossils. Meet in the yurt located in the picnic area
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM, Hornbek Homestead Tours. Travel back in time to the late 1870s and take a tour of Adeline Hornbek’s house. A ranger will be on site to provide a peak into the life of a homesteader.
10:00 AM and 4:00 PM, Ranger Talk. Join a ranger for a 20 – 30 minute presentation and get a basic orientation to the history and prehistory of the area. Meet in the amphitheater behind the visitor center.
Saturday, September 2, Leave No Trace Awareness Workshop, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Join a Leave No Trace Instructor for 1-hour to learn about outdoor ethics in a playful and educational environment. Designed for both adults and kids, we will play games that teach us about the seven Leave No Trace principles. This workshop follows Leave No Trace training guidelines. Certificates awarded at the end of the workshop. Meet at the visitor center.
Monday, September 4, Yoga Hikes, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM.
Join a certified yoga instructor and park ranger on a yoga hike. Be prepared for doing yoga poses and also hiking. Bring water, sun protection, and dress in layers. Meet at the visitor center.
There are no additional fees for any park programs beyond the daily entrance fee. Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument offers 15 miles of beautiful, yet lesser known, hiking trails to explore, a free Junior Ranger Program, two 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 at /FlorissantNPS