Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, Florissant

4.3
#42 of 253 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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  • It was hard to find this place. The navigation system always sent us to the wrong place. We finally found it by working our brains ourselves. So we spent a lot of time looking. Moreover, this National Monument was a bit disappointing: elsewhere you can also see those petrified trees. We did laugh about the adventure.
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  • A couple of tree stumps rising up from the ground. They are petrified, or just like rock, but what else is there to do here? Not much.  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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