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If the stunning vistas shining forth from its Web cam (there's even a flag pole!) weren't enough to sate your desires to fraternize with fossils, Florissant Fossil Beds is just a quick drive away. It offers 14-foot-wide petrified redwood stumps and plenty of insect and plant fossils — but sorry, no dinosaur relics.

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Upcoming Events

  • Night Sky Program (Recreation & Outdoors)

    • Fri., Dec. 15, 6:30-9 p.m. $5/adult, free/ages 15 and younger
  • Sun Viewing Party (Recreation & Outdoors)

    • Sun., Dec. 17, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $5/adult, free/ages 15 and younger
  • Tall Tree Hike (Recreation & Outdoors)

    • Sat., Dec. 23, 1-3 p.m. $5/adult, free/ages 15 and younger

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