Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument
Visitors to Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument may see a familiar forest environment upon first entering the park, but careful excavation has revealed a much different type of forest hidden beneath the park surface. The Florissant Fossil Beds are some of the most diverse fossil deposits in the world. Over 1700 different plant and animal species have been recovered from the area, and the diversity is staggering. Fossils ranging in origin from terrestrial plants to microscopic aquatic animals have been unearthed, and paleontologic research continues today. Visiting Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument is the perfect place to see remnants of a very different Colorado than exists today.
To learn more about the Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, visit www.nps.org.
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