Experience the Fossil History 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.

carved stone entrance sign with red wildflowers in front of sunny sky background at entrance

50th Anniversary Celebration

Help celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument

View of starry sky over Hornbek Homestead.

Night Sky Programs

Observe the wonders of the night sky throughout the year.

Original Visitor Center at National Monument

August and 50th Anniversary Events

Join us in August for fun activities and to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Monument.

Big Stump behind fence on a spring day

Things To Do

What do we do when we get there?

An interpretive ranger leading hike

Ranger Guided Programs

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

Petrified trio of redwood trees in snow

Fee Free Days for 2019

There will be five fee free days for all National Park Service fee areas in 2019.

Hike at Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument


Hike on one of the park's 15 miles of trails.

Junior Rangers at the desk in the Visitor Center

For Kids

Be a Junior Ranger!

Last updated: July 31, 2019

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 185
Florissant, CO 80816


(719) 748-3253

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