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Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, Colorado Springs

Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument - Colorado Springs, Colorado
Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument
15807 County Road 1, Florissant, CO 80816Map
+1 719 748 3253
Neighborhood: Outside the City
Overview

Located just 30 miles west of Colorado Springs, this National Monument provides stunning glimpses to what roamed over the planet 30-million years ago. Amazingly detailed fossils of over 1400 insects and 140 plants have been found in this mountain meadow, making it a popular museum supply center. Over 14 miles of trails fan through the park including the Petrified Loop (one mile) that passes petrified sequoia stumps. Visit in summer when the wildflowers are putting on a show.

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Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument General Information
  • Open Hours: Winter - Monday to Sunday from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM, Spring - Monday to Sunday from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM, Summer - Monday to Sunday from 08:00 AM to 06:00 PM
  • Type: Sports and the Outdoors
  • Credit Cards Accepted: mastercard, amex, visa
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