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Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument

15807 County Road 1, Florissant, CO 80816
+1 719-748-3253
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Great Geology, excellent hikes, knowledgeable staff

I'm a geologist and I love this place. The staff are very welcoming and knowledgeable. Great... read more

Reviewed 24 May 2017
Patricia M
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Edwardsburg, Michigan
Great trip

Great location if you are in the area. Upon arrival we got to see the mountain blue birds flying... read more

Reviewed 25 April 2017
LilMonkeysTravel
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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“visitor center” (63 reviews)
“million years” (20 reviews)
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15807 County Road 1, Florissant, CO 80816
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+1 719-748-3253
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"petrified forest"
in 34 reviews
"visitor center"
in 63 reviews
"million years"
in 20 reviews
"colorado springs"
in 32 reviews
"tree stumps"
in 14 reviews
"the junior ranger program"
in 11 reviews
"hiking trails"
in 19 reviews
"geological history"
in 4 reviews
"old homestead"
in 5 reviews
"short film"
in 6 reviews
"ranger talk"
in 6 reviews
"nice hikes"
in 3 reviews
"real fossils"
in 4 reviews
"a bit off the beaten path"
in 3 reviews
"mile loop"
in 6 reviews
"pit toilets"
in 3 reviews
"the national park service"
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Reviewed 24 May 2017

I'm a geologist and I love this place. The staff are very welcoming and knowledgeable. Great place for a family outing or a few hours of easy hiking on a wide variety of trails. The fossil redwoods are amazing. The fossilized insects and plants in...More

1  Thank Patricia M
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Reviewed 25 April 2017

Great location if you are in the area. Upon arrival we got to see the mountain blue birds flying near the parking lot. Prices seemed reasonable but we used our National Park Annual pass for free entrance. The ranger gave us a small brief regarding...More

1  Thank LilMonkeysTravel
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Reviewed 24 April 2017

We were coming back from Denver and my husband thought this would be worth visiting - even though we didn't have much time (especially since it wasn't anywhere near I 70). Well, he was right and we will return for a longer visit. We spent...More

2  Thank Rita B
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Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

If you are interested in fossils, geology or nice landscapes, this monument will deliver. The sustainably designed visitor center is only a few years old and has very well done displays. The displays weren't too dumbed down like some. The video is also worthwhile. If...More

1  Thank Crowhollow
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Reviewed 24 December 2016

Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument tells the story of what happened here millions of years ago. Fossilized sequoia trees can still be seen as you walk through the beds. An old homestead is also there that you can either drive to or walk to from...More

Thank hoef972
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Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Terrific park with great staff. Interesting site with great fossilized redwoods bit the way it was saved from the tourists is also interesting. Nice hikes around the park and awesome views. Worth a visit if in the area.

Thank Natsfan24
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Reviewed 23 November 2016

Traveling to lesser known parks, we were very pleased to see the wonderful fossil collections here. The hike of the Petrified Forest loop, home to trees that were hundreds of years old, also takes you near the pioneer area, showing how settlers lived. Visitor center...More

Thank Angela S
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Reviewed 15 November 2016

Great place to see and hike.a very interesting place to see petrified tree sumps. A must see if you are in the area.

Thank Steve W
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Reviewed 5 November 2016

it has many fossils inside of the building you can see one of the largest deposits of this kind in the world. though it has many fossilized trees but only the stumps survived so there's no intact ones though if your into geology or just...More

Thank Justin A
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Reviewed 4 November 2016

While traveling to the major National Parks in Colorado, found this lesser known out of the way NPS site. Love it. Beautiful location and well presented history and site. The walking trails to see the area, especially the large petrified redwood stumps really makes the...More

Thank TravelingBubba
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Beth P
12 February 2017|
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Response from hoef972 | Reviewed this property |
Some of the trees are just out of the back door of the visitors center. The terrain is fairly flat, so walking the trails shouldn't be that much of a problem. There is another attraction there not far from the visitor center... More
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