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Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument
I didn’t really know what I would find at Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, but it wasn’t far from Cripple Creek, so I decided to stop and see what was there. Unfortunately, I didn’t find much. There are several trails to hike. The shortest is near the visitor’s center, and leads past the stumps of several giant petrified trees… … and this outcropping of rock, which contains a few fossils. Look closely, and you can almost see an imprint on this rock. While I didn’t try any of the longer trails, I didn’t find anything exciting here. So, I’d recommend …