Outdoor Activities

People hiking on a gravel hiking trail past a green grassy meadow with pine covered hills in the background.
Visitors hiking on the self-guided, one-mile Petrified Forest Loop.

Cliff and Jean Dickey


Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument provides a variety of opportunities for outdoor activities.

The Monument has two, self-guided nature trails that are located near the visitor center and interpret the fossil resources. Near the visitor center is also an outdoor exhibit area.

There are 14 miles of other hiking trails which are best for scenery and possibly wildlife.

Last updated: March 31, 2012

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Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 185
Florissant, CO 80816


(719) 748-3253

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