Experience the Prehistory of Colorado Beneath a grassy mountain valley in central Colorado lies one of the richest and most diverse fossil deposits in the world. Petrified redwood stumps up to 14 feet wide and thousands of detailed fossils of insects and plants reveal the story of a very different, prehistoric Colorado. Fall, Winter, Spring Hours (Labor Day to June 1): 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, except for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Days. Summer Hours (June 1 to Labor Day): 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM every day of the week.
It is wonderful to see all the petrified Redwoods and know there are several more underneath! The Hornbeck Homestead is an easy skip from here, as are the other trails in the area. This is not necessarily a hike, and is mostly flat. Look for animal burrows, prairie dogs, and lots of other fauna and flora!