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Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument

15807 County Road 1, Florissant, CO 80816
+1 719-748-3253
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Amazing place

Museum was nice. We walked out to the first few fossilized trees. We were there in July and it... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Loxahatchee, Florida
Nice facilities and hiking

The national monument focuses on the fossilized trees on trails in the park. The small leaves... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
North Richland Hills, Texas
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15807 County Road 1, Florissant, CO 80816
+1 719-748-3253
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Museum was nice. We walked out to the first few fossilized trees. We were there in July and it was about 108 degrees. Because of the heat, we did not attempt the hike. The park was beautiful and I am sure it would have been...More

Thank notlost2014
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The national monument focuses on the fossilized trees on trails in the park. The small leaves, fish, and insects are briefly mentioned. The displays are highly informative, but I expected to see more of the real fossils inside.

Thank cedar4604
Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked the fossil loops and saw some great redwood stumps, but the real attraction was the homestead. The Ranger Ray is knowledgeable and informative. Be sure to go tour the farmstead.

Thank you3o8
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a very interesting and cool monument with great displays. It is basically petrified redwood tree trunks and animal and plant fossils from 34 million years ago. Staff was all very friendly.

Thank Julie R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lynn and I, our family and friends recently spent a couple of hours at the Florissant Fossil Beds. The Park has a beautiful Visitors Center which displays fossils of plants, insects and small animals. The highlights of this park however are the stumps of the...More

Thank Radiohutch
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a good time walking among the fossilized redwoods. The scenery was beautiful. The staff was friendly and helpful.

Thank magaggiemay
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Yes, at least 34 million years ago, and their petrified remains can be seen here. What an incredible place to explore! Excellent introductory video at the visitor center and displays of the types of plant and animal fossils found in the region. The walking/hiking trails...More

Thank kb80550
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very interesting site in a beautiful location, with lots of good walking/hiking trails to see the fossil beds. It's hard to imagine gigantic petrified redwood trees with a pine tree growing out of the top of it. Watch the movie about how...More

Thank Sharon R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Randomly decided to visit here. Beautiful drive coming in from CoS. Very beautiful setting. Park rangers were great. Paths throughout the park were very well maintained and easy to walk on. Very interesting to see the petrified redwoods and learn how it happened. The next...More

Thank Joshb2j
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument is another great National Park! It showcases a unique geological occurrence that created wonderfully preserved fossils and gigantic petrified trees that dwarf the California redwoods. It encompasses some gorgeous geography on the "back side" of Pikes Peak. It is only...More

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Beth P
11 February 2017|
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Response from hoef972 | Reviewed this property |
Some of the trees are just out of the back door of the visitors center. The terrain is fairly flat, so walking the trails shouldn't be that much of a problem. There is another attraction there not far from the visitor center... More

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