If you have time to do one hike while visiting Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, make it the Petrified Forest Loop. This stunning trail takes hikers by giant petrified redwood stumps, including the aptly named "Big Stump." While short in distance, expect big rewards for minimal effort. This trail is a great choice for hikers with small kids and wildflower lovers. There are plenty of campgrounds nearby.
Contact: Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument PO Box 185 15807 Teller County Road 1 Florissant, CO 80816