Florissant Fossil Quarry, Colorado
Fossil Collecting in Colorado for the Entire Family
Experience the fun and excitement of finding your own fossils from 34 million years ago. Every visitor gets a hands-on and unique fossil hunting experience. We are a private fossil quarry located less than one hour west of Colorado Springs, CO. The best part is that you get to keep what you find!
No reservation required. Pay when you arrive (cash only at this time).
We are weather dependent. If the forecast calls for rain, we recommend calling or emailing us to confirm hours.
Stay as long as you like. We will provide you with tools, personal instruction, and access to freshly excavated shale from the Florissant Formation which was created during the late Eocene Epoch.
We Make it Easy and Fun to Find Fossils
Below are photos that show how fun it will be to find fossils at the Florissant Fossil Quarry. Click any photo to open a slide show viewer and then click through the larger images. We want you to have a unique and rewarding experience in your quest to find fossils from 34 million years ago. Every customer receives tools to help uncover fossilized animal and plant life from a prehistoric era. Don’t forget, you get to keep whatever you discover!