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Date Sunday  6/2/2019
End Date
Group Denver
Event Title Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument hike
Start Time 7:30 AM
Status Complete
Leader Renee Howbert
Co-Leader Joan Rossiter
Member Price Free
Non-member Price Free
Available Participants 5
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Casual
Classification Moderate A
Trail Mileage 6
Elevation Gain 800
Driving Distance 192

Location

Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, Florissant, CO



For more info Contact

Renée Howbert, cell phone 303-809-5826, email thehowberts@outlook.com.



Details

Following a quick stop at the Visitor's Center, we will hike part of the Hornbek Wildlife loop, the Boulder Creek trail, and the Petrified Forest loop for a total hike of about 6 miles within the national monument. Hiking at a casual pace will allow time to read interpretive signs, take photos, and birdwatch. The trails follow meadows, ponderosa pine forest, and skirt a riparian area. The Petrified Forest loop leads through the bed of ancient Lake Florissant, and we will pass numerous giant petrified redwood tree stumps. NOTE: There may be a $10 entrance fee if you do not have a national parks pass. Since each pass admits up to 4 people, you may be able to get in free on another participant's pass. Bring your national parks pass if you have one.




Notes

Bring binoculars if you wish for viewing birds and wildlife.




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