Experience the Prehistory of Colorado

Beneath a grassy mountain valley in central Colorado lies one of the richest and most diverse fossil deposits in the world. Petrified redwood stumps up to 14 feet wide and thousands of detailed fossils of insects and plants reveal the story of a very different, prehistoric Colorado.

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Centennial Summer 2016 Events

See what activities are taking place at Florissant Fossil Beds for the Centennial

An interpretive ranger leading hike

Ranger Guided Programs

Are you planning a trip to Florissant Fossil Bed? Check out our ranger guided programs this summer!

wildflowers in a field of grass at Florissant Fossil Beds

Wildflower Walks

Join Ranger Shawn for Wildflower Walks every Sunday morning at 9:00 AM

Painting of petrified tree stump with inset of small artist's palette.

Plein Air Paint Your Park Festival

Celebrate the extraordinary beauty of the Florissant Fossil Beds, as seen through the eyes of the Pikes Peak Plein Air Painters & guests.

View of starry sky over Hornbek Homestead.

Night Sky Programs

Observe the wonders of the night sky throughout the year.

View of petrified stump at Florissant Fossil Beds NM.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Butterfly Fossil introducing Follow a Fossil Video.

Follow a Fossil Video

Learn about how fossils are excavated, studied, and conserved.

Kids with Ranger during a program.

Every Kid in a Park

Learn how all 4th graders and their families get into parks for free.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 185
Florissant, CO 80816


(719) 748-3253

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