Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, Florissant

4.4
#38 of 252 in Nature in Colorado
The National Park Service preserves unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the national park system for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations. The Park Service cooperates with partners to extend the benefits of natural and cultural resource conservation and outdoor recreation throughout this country and the world.
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  • Well worth the drive from Colorado Springs to see this National Monument dedicated to fossils and to get a glimpse of what central Colorado looked like t300 million years ago. Hard to believe that...  more »
  • Great little National Park Service site with plenty of relatively easy hiking options - the whole area is a dry lake bed and as such quite flat - offering some respite for the sometimes punitive...  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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