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Visitor's Guide: Colorado Springs

Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument

Fossil Center
  • 15807 County Road 1 
  • Florissant,  CO  80816
  • Phone: +1 719 748 3253
  • Fax: +1 719 748 3164
  • Web: http://www.nps.gov/flfo/  
  • Neighborhood: Outside the City
  • Category: The Great Outdoors
  • Hours: Winter - Mo to Su from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM,Spring - Mo to Su from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM,Summer - Mo to Su from 08:00 AM to 06:00 PM
  • Accessible for persons with disabilities: yes

Description

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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