This is an excellent place to learn about and enjoy the wonders of the night sky. Recently named the world’s newest International Dark Sky Park, Florissant Fossil Beds is easily accessible yet far enough away from light pollution to provide dark, star-filled skies; perfect for stargazing. From the park, it is possible to see the Milky Way, other galaxies, star clusters, nebulae, planets, comets, and much more. If you want to view the stars from INSIDE the park, sign up for one of their Night Sky programs. Be sure to plan ahead! Night Sky programs within the park only happen on certain days and require a pass. Learn more
Park Hours: 9am–4:30pm
The best viewing spot if you are coming on your own, after hours, is the parking lot of the Hornbek Homestead which is located within the Monument off of Teller County Road 1.