Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument

Superintendent Name: 
Keith Payne
Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument lies beneath a grassy mountain valley in central Colorado. The monument boasts one of the richest and most diverse fossil deposits in the world. A very different, prehistoric Colorado is revealed by the petrified redwood stumps up to 14 feet wide and thousands of detailed fossils of insects and plants in the monument.
Park Open Info: 
Year-round
Park Closed Info: 
Year-round
Park Acreage: 
5998.09
Visitor Count: 
56094
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Walk Through Time Trail; Big Stump; Scudder Pit; Petrified Forest Loop
Entrance Fees: 
Individual Pass (valid for seven days): $3; Annual Park Pass: $15
Nearest Major City: 
Florissant, CO
Gateway Communities: 
Florissant, CO; Lake George, CO; Divide, CO; Woodland Park, CO
Nearby Airports: 
Colorado Springs Municipal Airport (COS)