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.

Visitors observing elk on guided hike

Guided Elk Hikes - Wapiti Walks

Join a ranger for a guided elk hike and take part in a fall tradition

visitors explore interactive exhibits in visitor center

Visitor Center and Museum

The visitor center and museum at Florissant Fossil Beds offers interactive exhibits, a display of insect and leaf fossils, and a film.

Hike at Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument

Hiking

Hike on one of the park's 14 miles of trails.

ranger leading visitors on a hike

Ranger Guided Programs - September

Ranger guided programs for September

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

visitors explore interactive exhibits in visitor center

Visitor Center and Museum

The visitor center and museum at Florissant Fossil Beds offers interactive exhibits, a display of insect and leaf fossils, and a film.

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

Phone:

(719) 748-3253

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