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Florissant fossil fees may rise

Brief by Central Staff

Federal Land – July 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine

Entrance fees at Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument may go up in 2008, because operating and maintenance costs have risen.

The current fee for a seven-day pass is $3, and that would rise to $7. An annual pass, now $15, would be $30.

The fossil beds, near Florissant in Teller County, cover nearly 6,000 acres, and include everything from insects and small plants to petrified redwood stumps that are 14 feet wide. There is also a pioneer farmstead.

About 60,000 people a year visit the monument, which has eight full-time employees.