Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, Florissant

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Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument reviews

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  • We stopped in to the Visitor Center and was surprised to see that they are showing the film. The VC also has some good displays. There are a number of trails close by, with some of the petrified... 
    We stopped in to the Visitor Center and was surprised to see that they are showing the film. The VC also has some good displays. There are a number of trails close by, with some of the petrified...  more »
  • Low impact, relaxed area, educational with many trails. This isn't Petrified Forest in AZ, but it's the next best thing. PRO: Educational Visitor Center. Trails for all levels of hikers. CON: None 
    Low impact, relaxed area, educational with many trails. This isn't Petrified Forest in AZ, but it's the next best thing. PRO: Educational Visitor Center. Trails for all levels of hikers. CON: None  more »
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  • Fun place with lots to learn and well maintained trails. It was a slow day so I only spotted one other group on the trails the whole day. Very peaceful walks with a great view of pikes peak over the forest. Lots of information boards are posted around so you can learn as you walk. Paths are well marked and a few benches around if you need a quick rest. It's a great place to visit if you like the outdoors and history lessons. I enjoyed it but don't see myself coming back any time soon since it was a smaller park. Feels very one-and-done for the average tourist.
  • This place was amazing. Would have gotten 5 stars if the exhibits were open. We were the only ones in the building, would have been great to just see them. Had to wear a mask inside, so I don't know why we couldn't have looked. The trails were well maintained. The experience was breathtaking!

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