Florissant Fossil Beds

A National MonumentNational Park

Twin Rocks formation at Florrisant Ntl. Mon.
Twin Rock by Gregory Kats

How to get there:

On CR 1 about 16 miles north of Cripple Creek, or 2 miles south of US 24.

  • From I-25/C470 to the Monument
  • 88 miles 1 hr 40 mins
  • GPS
  • Parking Area
  • 38.9135 -105.2844

In General:

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.

Photo Ops:HikingVistasFall ColorsWildlife

Unique opportunity to photograph fossilized tree stumps and other fossils. CR 1 between US 24 and Cripple Creek has fantastic fall foliage.

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