Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument

Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument is located in Florissant, Colorado, just west of Colorado Springs. It is an amazing place, full of history and enjoyable hikes. If you’re in the area, make sure you stop by and enjoy the scenery!

Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument is a national park located in Teller County, Colorado, USA. The park is known for its well preserved fossil deposits, which provide valuable insights into the history of life on Earth.

Key Facts about the park

  • The park covers an area of 6,000 acres and is located at an elevation of approximately 8,000 feet above sea level.
  • The fossils in the park date back to the Eocene epoch, which was about 34 million years ago.
  • The park contains a diverse range of fossilized plant and animal specimens, including insects, fish, birds, and plants.
  • The most famous fossil in the park is a giant redwood tree stump that is more than 35 feet in diameter and is estimated to be 34 million years old.
  • Visitors to the park can take guided tours, attend ranger talks, and participate in educational programs to learn more about the fossils.
  • The park also offers a variety of recreational activities, including hiking, fishing, and camping.

We had an amazing time there, so make sure to stop by if you’re in the area (near Pikes Peak!).

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