Fees & Passes

Entrance Fees

Daily Fee: $10 per adult (age 16 years or older). Admission is good for 7 days. Anyone under the age of 16 years is free. Fee covers entrance to all areas of the Monument including visitor center exhibits/film, outdoor exhibit area, self guided trails, hiking trails, picnic areas, Hornbek Homestead, and ranger programs.

Annual and Lifetime Passes

Florissant Fossil Beds Annual Pass: $35. Good for one year.
Covers all entrance fees for card-holder and up to 3 other adults in your party. Accepted only at Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument.

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The America the Beautiful – The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass Series is your ticket to more than 2,000 federal recreation sites across the United States.

Passes cover:

  • entrance fees at national parks and national wildlife refuges
  • standard amenity fees (day-use fees) at national forests and grasslands and at lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, and US Army Corps of Engineers

In general, one pass covers the fees listed above for a driver and all passengers in a personal vehicle at per-vehicle fee areas or up to four adults at sites that charge per person. Children age 15 or under are admitted free. Some passes provide additional benefits, such as a 50-percent discount on camping at some sites for holders of Senior or Access Passes. Always check with individual sites for details.

Available passes include:

  • Annual Pass
  • Annual Pass for U.S. Military
  • 4th Grade Pass
  • Senior Pass: The price of the lifetime Senior Pass increased to $80. A $20 annual Senior Pass is also available. See more information about changes to the Senior Pass.
  • Access Pass
  • Volunteer Pass

More information about the America the Beautiful – The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass Series, including available passes, costs, benefits, and how and where they may be obtained, is available. Learn More About National Parks and Federal Lands Passes

Fee Waivers for Education Groups

Groups may be eligible to apply for a fee waiver. To meet these requirements your group must be a tax-exempt group that is coming to the Monument for educational or scientific purposes. Educational institutions must be accredited or otherwise recognized as a bona fideeducational institution. The visit must support specific, for-credit curriculum as its purpose. The park resources and facilities must be related to the educational purpose of the visit.

Fee Free Days

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Fee-free days make national parks accessible to more people.

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Come experience the national parks! On five days in 2019, all National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to everyone. Mark your calendar for these entrance fee–free dates in 2019:

Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument is celebrating it's 50th Anniversary in the summer of 2019 and has two additional Fee Free Days specific to Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument only:
  • August 17, 2019 (50th Anniversary Celebration)
  • August 20, 2019 (Cake and Coffee with a Ranger Event)

Last updated: June 27, 2019

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 185
Florissant, CO 80816


(719) 748-3253

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