Teller Hwy 1, Salida Colorado
Huge petrified redwoods and incredibly detailed fossils of ancient insects and plants reveal are found here. Almost 35 million years ago, enormous volcanic eruptions buried the then-lush valley and petrified the redwood trees that grew there. A lake formed in the valley and it became the final resting-place for many insects and plants. The visitor center, just 2 miles south of Florissant, offers a look at fossil collections and features hiking trails.
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Other Community Parks nearby:
(Salida) Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument
12/04 Coming to The Salida area
Denver Greek Festival Denver CO June14-17 Traditional Greek dancing by the Hellenic Dance Academy of Denver and music by Etho Ellas. There is plenty of homemade food and pastries from throughout Greece to satisfy any appetite.
Breckenridge Summer Beer Festival Breckenridge CO July13 This event offers brews, views and free live music and features unlimited beer tasting from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Winter Park Alpine Artaffair Winter Park CO July20-21 Featuring Fine Arts & Fine Crafts,
Jewelry, Photography, Metalwork, Mixed Media,
Pottery, Painting, Glass, Wood, Fiber and More.
Olathe Sweet Corn Festival Olathe CO August3 The Olathe Sweet Corn Festival is more than fun in the western Colorado sunshine. It is an ever-growing symbol of a community committed to making the future better for the generations to come.
Keystone Bluegrass and Beer Festival Keystone CO August3-4 Down-home cooking, frothy flavors and mountain music are just a piece of the pie. In a whirlwind of hillbilly luxuries, folks gather while 30 microbreweries from Colorado and beyond showcase their unique blends of hops and barleys.
Lafayette Peach Festival Lafayette CO August17 500 fresh peach pies and individual servings of peach cobbler while supplies last, are available for sale at Festival Plaza and in front of the Main Stage near Lafayette Florist.