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Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument

15807 County Road 1, Florissant, CO 80816
+1 719-748-3253
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Good extra stop

Stayed in area one week so we had lots of time to visit many area attractions. Visited monument... read more

Reviewed 3 August 2016
Moderately interesting but led to something more interesting

The fossil beds were on the way from my stop Colorado Springs to the next one in Cripple Creek so I... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2016
Melbourne, Florida
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15807 County Road 1, Florissant, CO 80816
+1 719-748-3253
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Reviewed 3 August 2016

Stayed in area one week so we had lots of time to visit many area attractions. Visited monument first thing one morning while cool. Took petrified forest trail which is the main walk. Was a lovely, easy walk with great interpretive signage. Actual number of...More

Thank Llanotraveler
Reviewed 29 July 2016

The fossil beds were on the way from my stop Colorado Springs to the next one in Cripple Creek so I though it would be worth a stop. There is a pretty meadow to walk in with a few petrified wood stumps. The visitor center...More

2  Thank Bikediver
Reviewed 28 July 2016

This is a wonderful park for a short hike with kids. The only fossils visible on the trails are the stumps of petrified redwood trees (like the one in the picture). The area has lovely wild flowers and well maintained trails. We saw a number...More

1  Thank kateg1414
Reviewed 26 July 2016

If you wnat to step back in time to 45 m/ya stop here. Bees, Redwoods, Birds.. The main event is petrified Sequoias, ferns and flying swamp insect are here. Enjoy a paleo hike wiht high mountain fresh air and a laid back environment.

Thank seafoodeatit2013
Reviewed 26 July 2016

We were in the area celebrating our Anniversary and decided to stop by. We are so glad we did as it was the best part of our trip! We had the option of several different trails and one of them led to a guided tour....More

Thank Regina W
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed visiting this monument. It had a small exhibit inside and many hiking trails outside. Depending on the trail you take, there are different things to see. We took the mile hike with a 5-yo and 8-yo. I might suggest the half mile unless...More

Thank taradurkin
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

We embarked on a two week trip to the National Park Service locales in southwestern Colorado. The Fossil Beds were our first stop. The Rangers and volunteers were excellent - providing us great information to guide us. We spent four hours hiking the trails and...More

1  Thank Alanhimmelstein
Reviewed 20 July 2016

It was an interesting place, the best part of which was the fossilized redwood stumps. I took a short hike through the pines which I enjoyed, and the visitor center museum was interesting especially if you are interested in fossils. This place just wasn't "down...More

Thank Darrel-Carol
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

It was really neat to see giant fossilized redwood stuns in the middle of Colorado. You can see most of the sights via a short trail. We spent about an hour and a half walking different trails with two young children. Worth the trip and...More

Thank Samorriley
Reviewed 17 July 2016

Stopped by the homestead just off the highway. This would be the dream home for my wife. Great views, interesting history. Easy to get around.

Thank Wayne R
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Beth P
How tough of a hike is this if you have health issues? My husband and I would both love to see the petrified trees, but we both have some health concerns unfortunately and we're trying to determine if it's worth it to make a stop here when we're in Colorado in June. Thanks!
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