Redwoods in Colorado

August 22nd, 2006

At Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument we learned about the Redwood trees in Colorado and we saw the petrified Redwood trees. We hiked on the Petrified Forest Loop trail and saw the petrified Redwoods that had been buried almost 35 million years ago by volcanic eruptions.

“The fossils, rocks, hills, and valleys that make up Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument reveal to us an ancient story of ancient redwood forests, volcanic eruptions, and a climate much different than today. In addition to a rich ancient history, the Florissant valley also contains the stories of the prehistoric hunting and gathering Paleo-Indian, the Ute people, the travels of a pioneer nation taking advantage of the Homestead Act of 1862, and of early scientists making their way through discovery into a different time. This land once secluded by its mountain terrain is now easily accessible to be enjoyed by all.”


July 6, 2006

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