A National Monument
Individual Entrance Fee: $10 (Good for 7 Days)
The Monument has two, self-guided nature trails that are located near the visitor center and interpret the fossil resources. Near the visitor center is also an outdoor exhibit area. There are 14 miles of other hiking trails which are best for scenery and possibly wildlife.
Unique opportunity to photograph fossilized tree stumps and other fossils. CR 1 between US 24 and Cripple Creek has fantastic fall foliage.