Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, Florissant

4.4
#37 of 244 in Nature in Colorado
National Park · Monument
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  • This is a wonderful place to spend an hour or two, easy trails to see various fossilized redwood trees. Wear comfortable shoes.  more »
  • First time here. Very enjoyable visit. Suggest you go online before you go to learn about the site and watch the 18 minute film in case the visitors center is closed. Plenty of free parking, clean...  more »
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  • Quite a unique place somewhat off the beaten path. Visitor's center and areas are well maintained and done. They are still trying to stabilize and figure out how to preserve the redwood stumps that remain. The rangers are very knowledgeable and have interesting programs. We happened to be there just after kids went back to school and many families were there with younger kids working on their Junior Ranger badges. Interesting natural history.
  • Really neat national park. My favorite are the petrified redwoods. Great walking trails through a high mountain meadow. Don't bring the dog though. They are not allowed on the trails except for the designated area.

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