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Florissant Fossil Quarry

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Teller Rd., Florissant, CO
+1 719-748-3275
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We stopped here because our kids visited with the Florida Atlantic University Geology Dept. It is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
notlost2014
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Loxahatchee, Florida
Pick your own fossils

We drove up to the quarry and Miles walked up the hill to greet us. For $10 an hour, you could pick... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
cedar4604
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North Richland Hills, Texas
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Teller Rd., Florissant, CO
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here because our kids visited with the Florida Atlantic University Geology Dept. It is located right outside of the National Monument, small sign so you have to really look for it. We went 2 days and really got the fever for looking for...More

Thank notlost2014
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We drove up to the quarry and Miles walked up the hill to greet us. For $10 an hour, you could pick up and search for fossils in the shale. We didn't have that much time, so we bought a $20 bag of shale and...More

Thank cedar4604
Reviewed July 10, 2017 via mobile

Stop at the Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument first and then stop here for fossil hunting. It costs $10 for 1 hour. They have picnic tables which you can sit at to split the rocks. You don't really go into a quarry. They have piles...More

Thank 50StateTravelers
Reviewed June 24, 2017 via mobile

My friend (who has been living in Colorado a little over a year and had not yet visited this area) and I went to this quarry on the recommendation of a colleague who had visited. It was a really interesting time - $10 (cash only)...More

Thank erinnicoleksu
Reviewed November 14, 2016

You get to look for fossils. We found leaves, a spider and the grandkids were enthralled. If you are looking for something to keep the grandkids busy this is the place.

Thank Steve W
Reviewed November 5, 2016

We love Geology and Archeology, and here we can see what our world looked like thousands of years ago. Great hiking trails with lots of wildflowers and occasional Black Bear, lots of deer and some times a fox.

2  Thank Gerdy W
Reviewed October 19, 2016

Our Colorado vacation was last minute, so we were incredibly excited that Dixie could open the quarry during the time we were there! Although the weather in October is quite unpredictable, our 'dig' day was absolutely beautiful! Once given instruction, we gathered shale pieces and...More

Thank 4adventurefamily4
Reviewed September 8, 2016

Great view of the stratigraphy of the fossil beds. As a geologist this stop made the side trip to the area worth the trip. The outcrops at the National Monument are not very accessible so it was great to see this outcrop. I also think...More

1  Thank paleoallen
Reviewed July 29, 2016

I was lucky enough to hear about the quarry from a ranger at the FFBNM and back tracked abut 3 miles to find it. Its not very big and on the day I was there run by an attractive 20ish young woman. She showed me...More

3  Thank Bikediver
Reviewed July 24, 2016

You pay by the hour to mine the rocks for fossils. The rocks are already been quarried - it's your job to split them to find the fossils. Great for families. The quarry is less than a 1/4 mile south of the town of Florissant...More

3  Thank Wayne R
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