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Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument reviews
We visited here on 7/21/21, it's about45to 60 minutes from Colorado Springs. Our take is: If you want to see petrified wood go to the Petrified Forest NP in AZ , it's awesome, even the Utah... more »
Fossil Beds is something of a "pocket site." Accessible and easy trails, fascinating exhibits with clear explanations and illustrations are common. The monument, like many places, is emerging from... more »
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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