Established in 1870, Florissant is a Teller County town with a few shops and restaurants. It’s situated on Highway 24, between Lake George and Divide.
The term Florissant stems from the French verb “fleurir”, meaning to flourish or to flower. It was named after Florissant, Missouri. Located in western Teller County, the elevation of Florissant is 8,192 feet. The town is probably most known for its national monument, which resides just south of town.
Florissant Fossil Beds – Discover fossils and petrified redwoods at this national monument located minutes south of downtown. It’s accessible year-round, and the perfect place for a hike any time of year. There is a minimal fee to visit.
Gold Belt Tour – This national scenic byway begins south of town and loops around Cañon City and Cripple Creek. It’s a remarkable road and best saved for summer when all its routes are open.
Camping: There are plenty of options in all directions of town for camping.
- Read about the camping near Lake George and Eleven Mile Reservoir.
- Read about the camping near Divide, Cripple Creek and Victor.
- Read about camping near Woodland Park and around Rampart Reservoir.
Activities near Florissant
- Florissant Community Park
- Pikes Peak Historical Society Museum
- Cascade (28mi)
- Chipita Park (26mi)
- Colorado Springs (38mi)
- Cripple Creek (22mi)
- Crystola (23mi)
- Deckers (42mi)
- Divide (12mi)
- Fairplay (44mi)
- Green Mountain Falls (24mi)
- Guffey (25mi)
- Hartsel (26mi)
- Florissant (4mi)
- Manitou Springs (33mi)
- Victor (27mi)
- Woodland Park (19mi)