Everything is Stoned @ Florissant National Monument  – Travel Guide & Tips

Everything is Stoned @ Florissant National Monument – Travel Guide & Tips

Look at how big this is
compared to those guys that are walking It just goes to show that everything in
Colorado is stoned. Even the frickin trees are stoned. so the florisset national monument
you’ll find petrified giant sequoias they’re amazing and they’re huge
it completely recommend that you take a detour and come to this National
Monument we came from the Cripple Creek area and the monument is up here on the
left so it is $10 a person to go to this
monument so if you have a large family you are better off just buying a pass an
annual pass to the national parks they will get you into the monuments along
with the regular national parks so it’s definitely more economical because there
are only $70 and if you have a family of five it’s gonna cost you 50 bucks to
come here let’s go see the Visitor Center I can’t get over the size of
these they are amazing so they have like straps around them to hold them together wonderful amphitheater these are amazing so just – I mean look at how big this is
compared to those guys that are walking PI just goes to show and everything in
Colorado is stone brick in trees the freaking trees so what happened here is
that a volcano those nearby but a hard which is basically a mud flow
a heated mud flow and it was 15 feet high and what it is in case the bottom
of the trees and then the tops basically deteriorated it away and you can even
see the splintering on top and that is rock these are all petrified meaning
they’ve been mineralized and they are rock so if you get up close you can
really see the splintering on the tops of these and it’s just it’s pretty
amazing to me and then seen a lot of rock like this that this that to me looks like that’s
part of the mud flow that went through here so those are just some of the trees
in the beginning of the trail we’re gonna walk the loop now and see what
else we can find there’s an accessibility trail so when you take the
loop it seems like you walk for quite some time before you start seeing some
more petrified stumps you see them right when you come out of the Visitor Center
but um you walk quite a distance before you on the loop before you start seeing
some of the stumps so the Ranger Earth was telling me that in the springtime
these meadows out there are absolutely beautiful with wildflowers so we look
pretty close here we’ll have to come back and see the beautiful X spring –
the beautiful wildflowers a lot more Ranger programs than won’t work here or
here in the late fall the weather’s actually we’re pretty
bundled it’s really not that cold we came from a place that was very cold
and I just haven’t peeled off the stuff yet but it is chilly to bring lots of
water and we’re layers we are walking the Petrified Forest Luke yes we are and
it’s about a mile you can see there’s even some people walking out there so
again there’s fifteen miles of trails but you can just do this one mile loop
remember you are in altitude so take some water with you but the view is just
marvelous look at that outfit he’s wearing our door or mr. martini has us
lost because he’s the keeper of the map seems like a long time probably because
it’s cold okay so all these little fenced areas
out here in the field he doesn’t have us lost our tree stumps are petrified three
stuffs although he’s looking at his map again because it’s not trusting himself
no yeah I because I’ve usually the keep he drink and you know things so yeah out
here you can see those are where the stumps are okay so he did get us lost
fresno geologic trail and not the loop seems like he totally got us lost the
big stunt walking in this field there are some stuff out here but this is not
the trail we were looking for that’s what I get for giving him the map
the first time ever yeah look at that you didn’t get us lost
there’s a tree stump right there oh how the hell can you get lost on maps
because there’s 15 miles of paths and we’re just on the one-mile loop look at
the size of this one that we’re coming up on oh my god look at this thing
that’s impressive you know it’s a you know it’s really
impressive is that you can almost see the bark like I don’t know I mean I’ve
seen a lot of the Giant Sequoias because of where I grew up and if I didn’t know
this is fossilized I mean it just it still even has the reddish color to it
it’s pretty amazing so in the 1800’s local residents
excavated this stump that had been buried in a thick layer of gray volcanic
mud stone a remnant of an ancient volcano mud flow you can see the mud
stone directly behind the stump today so what’s behind here the lights down oh they’re talking about this they’re
talking about the wall this is a wall of mud here all this is a with the mud flow
pretty impressive dig up an Asian tree Wow
so you can even walk further out into the field to see the Charlotte Hill
homestead it’s way out there so she pretty much became a naturalist to
protect all this and she had boxes and boxes of fossils that she had collected
and protected so that is part of this National Park is that homestead and always remember it is illegal to
collect any of the rocks in these national protected areas so leave it
right there everything here’s a lever a lever right leave it right there
look how beautiful this is here beautiful view of the mountains
snow-capped mountains a highway 24 is just about three miles
north of here and 24 is the highway that you would take in from Colorado Springs
so if you’re coming from Denver you go to Colorado Springs and then come up the
24 but I recommend that you kind of make a weekend of it and go to Cripple Creek
and Victor and it’s only 14 miles from Colorado Springs so there’s a nice
visitor center here and then there’s a nice walk they have a loop right here so
you can go see this redwood stumps that are petrified and there’s 15 miles worth
of hiking trails here and do not bring your dogs dogs are not allowed and it’s
a pretty hefty fine if you take your dogs on these trails remember this is a
National Monument which is just the same as the National Park and there’s a lot
of places that dogs are not allowed and monuments and national parks this
National Monument is awesome you definitely need to come come here flora
scent is how you pronounce it flora scent National Monument make sure you
catch our video on Cripple Creek and the hospitality house in cripple creek we
highly recommend that you stay in Cripple Creek and make your way over to
flora cent make sure to check out the links in the description they help
support this channel and thank you so much for coming by you have no idea how
much we appreciate it

100 thoughts on “Everything is Stoned @ Florissant National Monument – Travel Guide & Tips”

  • Colorado Martini says:

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  • Channel S-Media says:

    So amazing trees there, huge ones. Like 27 from me. Great tour and love your video my dear friend. Have a great weekend !!!!!

  • Renee Cormalis- Soaps For Love says:

    Very interesting. You have to wonder how they even knew to dig up those stumps. I usually don't go around saying, hey there is a mud flow, lets dig it up to see if there are fossilized tree stumps!! But there they are!!! Everything is stoned, even the trees!! LOL

  • The Mile High Guy says:

    Good thing you had that "expert" map reader to keep you on the right path. Would've hated to send out the ranger search party for you ๐Ÿ™‚


    Awesome Vlog Have a Magical Weekend

  • CaptainJack Scrapper says:

    I hope I can take that loop..3 hour tour..Gilligans Island..lol..Starting to wonder if ye are as stoned as the trees..lol.."These are not the trails you are looking for" Ye be cracking me up…

  • This National Monument is a new one to us. We agree about the park passes–they can save a lot of money, especially if you are traveling with a large family like you said or are visiting multiple parks/monuments in a year. How long ago do you think the tress were petrified by the mudslide? Thank you for sharing!

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  • Colorado by Car says:

    Great video! We have been here twice and we love that we can see fossilized trees just a couple hours from Denver! If you go again, check out the Hornbek homestead site – you referenced it in the video. You can drive right up to it and walk around. I like to imagine what it might have been like to live there in the 1800s. PS Thanks for supporting our channel as well! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • The Mad Nomadder says:

    Thanks for doing this video. We have been looking for places to see west of Colorado Springs. Looks like you guys walked 15 miles for a one mile loop lol ๐Ÿ™‚ If I didn't look up the area before, i would swear you guys were looking at some of the dead Bristlecone's in California with how these stumps look. Thanks for doing some video of the trails..thats one thing we look for when going out places (see how maintained the trail is). Thanks for pronouncing it —I've been calling it Florescent lol Take care guys!

  • Very cool, love stuff like this. While at the Badlands last fall, the kids got to learn the difference between petrified and fossilized…..and had fun doing it!

  • Chris and Scott's Colorado Adventures says:

    Itโ€™s amazing that itโ€™s so close! I canโ€™t believe that those trees are so big… weโ€™ll have check it out this summer!

  • Raising Champions Family says:

    like #52! you guys find the coolest places…i know i've said this before…but I need to bring the boys there! haha "even the fricken trees are stoned"

  • A Little Fish in the Kitchen says:

    Amazing views in this park! The petrified giant trees look are definitely a sight we would like to see. 15 miles worth of trails will keep us busy, for sure! Those fossils are amazing too! So glad to know about this park thanks to your terrific video, one more awesome place to visit when we get out To CO one day!

  • Thanks for the tour. Interesting that itโ€™s against the law to take fossils there because thereโ€™s a park in my area with dinosaur fossil beds where visitors are welcome to take them (last I checked).

  • Thank you so much for sharing. We have not spent much time in Colorado, but plan to in the near future. The rock feature about 9 mins in was our favorite! New friend and just subscribed to your channel. Thanks for the support at Travel Global!!

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  • Robin's Beauty Over 50 says:

    Hey sweetie..I love Colorado, Colorado springs is one of mine and hubbies favorites…Garden of the gods is gorgeous..thanks for sharing, sweetie..:)

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  • Santos Chronicles says:

    Wow. Canโ€™t believe that those trees were petrified by a mud slide. What a beautiful park. If I was there, I would get the family lost ๐Ÿ˜‚. Great tip about getting a pass if you have a big family. Those stumps are huge!!!!!

  • 4 Crying Out Loud! says:

    Like 68. Such a lovely place! Also, cool "stoned" joke! Yes, the meadows are beautiful, even without the wildflowers. Yes, marvelous views, especially the strong blue skies above the horizon. Thanks for sharing. Have a great rest of week.

  • A View From The Middle says:

    I learned my lesson on the different altitude on my South Dakota trip. You definitely have to be careful. Great views there. I do wonder, is everything stoned or were those guys just getting small?

  • Down the Wrabbit Hole Travel says:

    We have petrified wood here in Alberta, but not giant sequoias. That's cool! I'd love to come see this for myself one day! ๐Ÿ™‚ Great explanation of how the lahar created these fossils.

  • Running Man Studios says:

    Just goes to show everything in Colorado is stoned, even the trees was a great line. That made me laugh. The monument was amazing!

  • To use your words, the view is just marvelous. I bet that meadow is gorgeous when it starts blooming. Those trees are massive. I cannot imagine what that looks like in person. I'm putting this on my list now to visit. Petrified trees..simply amazing. Love hanging out with you guys. Take care.

  • Sin City Soap and Candles says:

    Hello Beautiful! I can't believe I lived in Colorado for 30 years of my life (a native there) and I have never seen this! Great video

  • Happy Trails Hiking says:

    We enjoyed Florissant Fossil beds when we were through in 2018. It rained the whole time we were there. Great descriptions here.

  • Family Funtime & Surprise Eggs says:

    Wow I have never seen anything that was truly petrified! The landscape looks like an alien planet, but it is so beautiful! You really do such a wonderful job capturing the beauty in and around your great state of Colorado! You make me want to go there more than anything!! Big Like! Happy Valentine's Day! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’—๐ŸŒน


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  • This is such a big spot on our to do list! Thank you so much for sharing. My great great grandparents passed through this before it was national park and collected some petrified wood on their way to settle in California. I need to go there just to see what they saw (at the very least). ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Wow, So many cool things to see love the insects at 10:25 big like 25 here my friends hope you both had a great time. Happy Valentines to you both ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜€

  • The Traveling Shintoist says:

    This was one of my favorite places I visited when I was living in Colorado Springs! The one mile trail I found was easy to follow so don't know how Mr. Martini got you both lost ๐Ÿ˜‚. The other trails on the other side of the highway I found were harder to follow yet fun at the same time. There is even a cool overlook of the whole highway and the field you guys hiked on. This brought back fun memories and thank you so much for sharing this beautiful park! One thing to note, the park fee also lasts for 5 days for those that wish to come back and try to hike all 15 miles of trails. Thanks so much for being great YouTube friends and visiting my channel! I still need to catch up on all of your recent videos! Have a great weekend and Happy Valentine's Day! ๐Ÿ™โค

  • Gold Rush Redman says:

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  • The park is beautiful. Itโ€™s really neat how they have them preserved. Those trees were huge, I would love to see one up close. Great video my friends, happy Valentineโ€™s Day!

  • Someplace or Another says:

    I didn't know they had petrified rock in Colorado. I did know everybody is stoned ๐Ÿ˜‰ Do you have a favorite spot.

  • Had no idea sequoias petrified like that. Very impressive to see. I would never give Nabol the maps! Hahaha We would never get anywhere.

  • We had no idea there were sequoias so far outside CA. Very cool! How they ended up petrified is really interesting. It's a beautiful area…can't wait to check it out.

  • Beyond the Veil Investigations says:

    Friends here! We love your channel so much. What an amazing place. It's so beautiful. That is really cool about the pass to all the parks. The stumps are so huge! I had never heard of a Lahar before. That was really interesting. This was an incredible video! We are looking forward to seeing more!

  • LOL. What an opening to this video. You two have an such a great sense of humor! We're going to have to check this place out. These remind me of the redwoods. Very cool video. Thanks for sharing!

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