This self-guided trail provides a scenic introduction to Florissant Fossil Beds. The path features giant petrified redwood stumps and outcrops of fossil-bearing shale. The length of the loop is .5 miles with no elevation gain. Numbered posts, corresponding to explanations in a free pamphlet, show visitors remnants of the ancient Florissant environment.
Directions: From Florissant, Traveling west on Highway 24, you'll come to a junction with State Road 1 in Florissant. Turn left on to 1 and travel 2.5 miles to the road that leads to the Florissant National Monument Visitors Center.
Elevation: 8,400 feet
Ending Elevation: 8,400 feet
Elevation Gain: 0 feet
Distance: .5 miles
Usage: Heavy in Summer
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Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, Colorado
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