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South Central Colorado Sights

Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument

  • 15807 Teller County Rd. 1 Map It
  • Florissant
  • Geological Site

Updated 10/01/2013

Fodor's Review

A temperate rain forest, Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument was perfectly preserved by volcanic ash 34 million years ago. This little-known site is a haven for paleontologists. The visitor center offers a daily guided walk and ranger talks in the ampitheatre in summer, or you can follow the well-marked hiking trails and lose yourself in the Eocene epoch among the remnants of petrified redwoods.

Sight Information

Address:

15807 Teller County Rd. 1, Florissant, Colorado, 80816, United States

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Phone:

719-748–3253

Website: www.nps.gov/flfo

Sight Details:

  • $3
  • Late May–early Sept., daily 8–6; mid-Sept.–mid-May, daily 9–5

Updated 10/01/2013

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