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Florissant, Colorado

Founded in 1870, Florissant began as a mining camp in 1859 during the Pikes Peak Gold Rush that didn't exactly pan out. Florissant is now know for the Fossil Beds National Monument. The fossil beds are 34 million years old and you can see insects, trees, plants, and spiders. 

 Highlighted Attractions

Archaeologist

Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument

At 34 million years old and aged to be from the Eocene era, this National Monument is a must see.

Dry Fields

Hornbek Homestead

An original historic homestead owned by a Adeline Hornbek. She was a single mother of 4 children.

Steep Mountains

Pikes Peak Historical Society

This Museum is dedicated to preserving the history of Florissant and the west slope of Pikes Peak.