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Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument

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

We made a point of driving the 50 minutes from Colorado Springs to see the Florissant Fossil... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
beth070303
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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very nice and big visiter center. lots of cool fossil trees to see, not one of my fav parks to... read more

Reviewed 9 February 2018
Ernest W
,
Lawrenceburg, Kentucky
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“million years” (20 reviews)
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15807 County Road 1, Florissant, CO 80816
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"petrified forest"
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"visitor center"
in 63 reviews
"million years"
in 20 reviews
"colorado springs"
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"tree stumps"
in 14 reviews
"the junior ranger program"
in 11 reviews
"hiking trails"
in 19 reviews
"geological history"
in 4 reviews
"old homestead"
in 5 reviews
"short film"
in 6 reviews
"ranger talk"
in 6 reviews
"nice hikes"
in 3 reviews
"real fossils"
in 4 reviews
"a bit off the beaten path"
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"mile loop"
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"pit toilets"
in 3 reviews
"the national park service"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We made a point of driving the 50 minutes from Colorado Springs to see the Florissant Fossil Beds...and I’m so glad we did. We stopped in the visitor’s center first and watched the short film about the history and research of the park. Plan accordingly...More

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Reviewed 9 February 2018

very nice and big visiter center. lots of cool fossil trees to see, not one of my fav parks to visit but being in the grassy bottoms of the rockys was a grate view

Thank Ernest W
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Reviewed 15 December 2017

If you told your kids they are going to visit the Florissant fossil beds, be sure to tell them that the fossils are petrified trees and not a T-rex, etc. That being said, the nice little on grounds museum does show some of the fossils...More

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Reviewed 26 November 2017

My wife and I visited the Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument on a sunny October morning. The site is fairly remote, but it is worth visiting. The visitors' center has a good exhibit, and the rangers are most willing to answer questions. There is a...More

Thank Tim D
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Reviewed 12 November 2017

We went here twice! Once in the rain and once when it was clear and warm! The visitors center is good! The Petrified Redwood Trees are Fantastic! The other fossils are nice. Be sure to take a hike around the monument, it is very nice!

Thank Brian R
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

This small, out of the way National Monument is well worth an afternoon visit! This dry, barren area was once a lush, tropical redwood forest, preserved for us by a violent volcano eruption. Human life on earth is but a flash in time, compared to...More

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Reviewed 3 November 2017

$5 fee to enter. There are some nice hikes. Some interesting petrified redwood stumps and fossil info in visitor center. Not one of my favorite National Parks visits. But I nice way to spend some time.

Thank Steve H
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Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

A wonderful walk on an ancient lakebed. Seeing petrified tree stumps from millions of years ago is unbelievable. The park rangers were very helpful in explaining this national park. The interactive exhibits provide great insight to the early geology, redwoods and today’s ponderosa pines. These...More

Thank Fred S
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Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

The film demonstrates how the ancient volcanic area and lakebed conspired to form these interesting fossils. Petrified trees and lots of insects and leaves. Walk the well marked trails.

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Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

This center has a fair amount of interactive exhibits plus some easy hiking trails that make for a good educational and exercise stop. Good staff. From here you can take a scenic drive to Cripple Creek.

Thank Michael R
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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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