Ranger Guided Programs Fall

Regularly scheduled ranger guided programs will continue through Labor Day weekend and then occur only on Saturdays and Sundays through mid-September. Daily programs include the Ranger Talk, Ranger-Guided Hike, Fossil Learning Lab and Tour of Hornbek Homestead Grounds.

Ranger leading talk in amphitheater
Ranger Talk in amphitheater

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Ranger Talk - Daily, 10:00 AM

Redwoods in Colorado? Was there really a volcano nearby? And Tse Tse flies too? 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.

Ranger leading hike on trail
Ranger Led Hike

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Ranger Guided Hike - Daily 11:00 AM

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 this interpretive hike.

Volunteer splitting shale for visitors in Fossil Learning Lab
Shale splitting in Fossil Learning Lab

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Fossil Learning Lab - Daily 1:00 - 3:00 PM

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 near the visitor center.

Ranger led tour at Hornbek Homestead
Visitors at Hornbek Homestead

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Tour of the Hornbek Homestead Grounds - Daily 3:00 - 4:00 PM

Take a ranger guided tour of an 1878 homestead. Meet at the Hornbek Homestead parking area on Rt. 1 north of the visitor center.


For more information about activities at the Florissant Fossil Beds, explore Plan Your Visit.

Last updated: August 30, 2016

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