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Florissant is a small, unincorporated community located in Teller County, Colorado, approximately 38 miles west of Colorado Springs. It sits at the intersection of State Highway 1 and County Road 1. The community of Florissant continues to grow and is home to a post office, a new library with multimedia opportunities, a Heritage Museum and the Florissant Community Park. It is most well known, however, for the Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, where over 80,000 fossil specimens have been extracted from the Florissant lake bed. This is one of the richest and most diverse fossil deposits in the world, where petrified redwood stumps up to 14 feet wide and thousands of detailed fossils of insects and plants are revealed to tell the story of prehistoric Colorado. Ranger-guided walks of the park are given and it is open 7 days a week, except for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day. Florissant is also known for the Hayman fire in 2006, which is the largest fire in the history of Colorado. Florissant has several subdivisions, including Colorado Mountain Estates, Florissant Heights, Indian Creek, Wilson Lakes and Valley Hi.

Surrounding areas: Lake George, Colorado (4.3 mi), Divide, Colorado (6.9 mi), Elevenmile Canyon Reservoir, Colorado (12.4 mi), Woodland Park, Colorado (12.9 mi), Cripple Creek, Colorado (15.0 mi), Chipita Park, Colorado (15.4 mi), Columbine Lake, Colorado (17.1 mi)

Florissant Vacation Rentals

Florissant Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Double Eagle Hotel & Casino442 Bennett DrCripple Creek, CO11.5 mi.(771) 968-9501
Holiday Inn Express Cripple Creek601 E GalenaCripple Creek, CO14.7 mi.(719) 689-3234
Cripple Creek MotelCripple Creek, CO15.0 mi.(719) 689-2491
Hotel ST Nicholas303 N 3RD StCripple Creek, CO15.0 mi.(719) 689-0856
Palace Hotel And Casino172 E Bennett AveCripple Creek, CO15.0 mi.(719) 689-2992
Victor Hotel4TH And Victor AveVictor, CO18.1 mi.(719) 689-3553
Castaways Inn & Suites1031107 Manitor AveManitou Springs, CO20.9 mi.(719) 685-3300
The Cliff House At Pikes Peak306 Canon AveManitou Springs, CO20.9 mi.(719) 685-3000
Manitou Springs Super 8 Motel Inc229 Manitou AveManitou Springs, CO22.0 mi.(719) 685-5898
Super 8 Motel - Pike's Peak #3156229 Manitou AveManitou Springs, CO22.0 mi.(719) 685-5898
Comfort Inn Of Manitou Springs45 Manitou AveManitou Springs, CO22.3 mi.(719) 685-5455
Red Wing Motel56 El Paso BlvdManitou Springs, CO22.3 mi.(800) 733-9547
Beverly Hills Motel6 El Paso BlvdColorado Springs, CO22.6 mi.(719) 632-0386
Marriott Towneplace Suites4760 Centennial BlvdColorado Springs, CO23.6 mi.(719) 594-4447
Eagle Ridge830 Vindicator DrColorado Springs, CO24.1 mi.(800) 352-5804
Motel 63228 N Chestnut StColorado Springs, CO24.8 mi.(719) 520-5400
Silver Wood Hotel & Conference Center505 Popes Bluff TrlColorado Springs, CO24.8 mi.(719) 598-7656
Super 8 Motel3270 N Chestnut StColorado Springs, CO24.8 mi.(719) 632-2681
Best Wetern Pikes Peak Inn3010 N Chestnut StColorado Springs, CO24.9 mi.(719) 636-5201
Days Inn Of Colorado Springs4610 Rusina RdColorado Springs, CO24.9 mi.(719) 598-1700
Econolodge Garden Of The Gods430 W Garden Of The Gods RdColorado Springs, CO25.0 mi.(719) 532-1010
La Quinta Motor Inn #6304385 Sinton RdColorado Springs, CO25.0 mi.(719) 528-5060
Ramada Inn-colorado Springs3125 Sinton RdColorado Springs, CO25.0 mi.(719) 633-5541
Bradford Homesuites - Colorado Springs5805 Delmonico DrColorado Springs, CO25.1 mi.(888) 486-7829
Colorado Springs Marriott5580 Tech Center DrColorado Springs, CO25.1 mi.(719) 260-1800
Holiday Inn Express725 W CimarronColorado Springs, CO25.4 mi.(719) 473-5530
Comfort Inn North6450 Corporate DrColorado Springs, CO25.5 mi.(719) 262-9000
Extended Stay America5855 Corporate DrColorado Springs, CO25.5 mi.(719) 266-4206
Fairfield Inn - Colorado Springs North7085 Commerce Center DrColorado Springs, CO25.5 mi.(719) 533-1903
Hearthside By Villager6210 Corporate DrColorado Springs, CO25.5 mi.(719) 593-8188
Holiday Inn Express & Suites7110 Commerce Center DrColorado Springs, CO25.5 mi.(719) 592-9800
Staybridge Suites - Air Force Academy7130 Commerce Center DrColorado Springs, CO25.5 mi.(719) 590-7829
Embassy Suites Hotel Colorado Springs7290 Commerce CtrColorado Springs, CO25.6 mi.(719) 599-9100
Holiday Inn Express7110 Commerce CirColorado Springs, CO25.6 mi.(719) 592-9800
Howard Johnson Express5056 N Nevada AveColorado Springs, CO25.6 mi.(719) 598-7793
Peak Inn & R V Resort4950 N Nevada AveColorado Springs, CO25.6 mi.(719) 598-1545
Clarion Hotel Downtown Colorado Springs314 W Bijou StColorado Springs, CO25.8 mi.(719) 471-8680
Comfort Suites1055 Kelly Johnson BlvdColorado Springs, CO25.9 mi.(719) 536-0731
Sleep Inn1075 Kelly Johnson BlvdColorado Springs, CO25.9 mi.(719) 260-6969
The Broadmoor1 Lake AveColorado Springs, CO26.0 mi.(719) 577-5781
Bed & Breakfast
Holden House 1902 Bed & Breakfast Inn1102 W Pikes Peak AveColorado Springs, CO25.2 mi.(719) 471-3980
The St Mary's Inn-Bed And Breakfast530 N Nevada AveColorado Springs, CO26.2 mi.(719) 540-2222

Florissant Weather & Climate

In the geographic center of Colorado,  the weather ranges from semi-arid to alpine mountain climate. The Rocky Mountains, for which the state is so famous, profoundly affects the climate of the region, with dramatic differences over short distances. Elevations range from 7,000 to 14,000 feet at the highest peaks. July daytime temperatures are in the 70s and 80s in the valleys but 50s and 60s higher in the mountains. Winters are very cold and high winds are commonplace on the mountain peaks. Thunderstorms are common in this area nearly every afternoon in the summertime. Snow and soft hail are another possibility anytime of the year. Heavy snows in the high mountains are common and avalanches pose a threat. Visitors should use caution when traveling to this region and bring warm clothing, no matter what time of year.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 38°F 2°F 0.29 in. -
February 41°F 6°F 0.30 in. -
March 46°F 14°F 0.81 in. -
April 53°F 20°F 1.06 in. -
May 62°F 28°F 1.61 in. -
June 73°F 35°F 1.41 in. -
July 77°F 40°F 2.73 in. -
August 75°F 39°F 3.02 in. -
September 68°F 32°F 1.47 in. -
October 59°F 21°F 0.84 in. -
November 46°F 12°F 0.61 in. -
December 39°F 3°F 0.27 in. -

Florissant Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the City Of Colorado Springs Municipal airport (COS) located about 33 miles southeast of Florissant in Colorado Springs, Colorado, the Central Colorado Regional airport (7V1) located approximately 45 miles west of Florissant in Buena Vista, Colorado, the Centennial airport (APA) located roughly 49 miles northeast of Florissant in Denver, Colorado, and finally Harriet Alexander Field (0V2) located around 49 miles southwest of Florissant in Salida, Colorado.

Florissant Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Santa's WorkshopCascadeCO17.4 mi.
Fish 'n Farm at Heritage SquareGoldenCO56.1 mi.
Lakeside Amusement ParkDenverCO57.2 mi.
Six Flags Elitch GardensDenverCO57.2 mi.
Mile High Flea MarketHendersonCO68.0 mi.
Water Parks
Hyland Hills Water WorldFederal HeightsCO64.5 mi.
Golf Courses
Shining Mountain Golf ClubWoodland ParkCO13.2 mi.
Stratton Golf ClubStrattonCO16.3 mi.
Appletree Golf ClubColorado SpringsCO26.5 mi.
Cherokee Ridge Golf CourseColorado SpringsCO26.5 mi.
Gleneagle Golf ClubColorado SpringsCO26.5 mi.
Patty Jewett Golf ClubColorado SpringsCO26.5 mi.
Pine Creek Golf ClubColorado SpringsCO26.5 mi.
Springs Ranch Golf ClubColorado SpringsCO26.5 mi.
Valley Hi Municipal Golf CourseColorado SpringsCO26.5 mi.
Golf Club at Bear DanceLarkspurCO29.0 mi.
Ski Areas
Breckenridge Ski ResortBreckenridgeCO54.5 mi.
LovelandGeorgetownCO56.9 mi.
Ski CooperLeadvilleCO57.7 mi.
Winter ParkWinter ParkCO70.1 mi.
Beaver CreekVailCO75.3 mi.
VailVailCO75.3 mi.
AspenAspenCO83.7 mi.
Aspen HighlandsAspenCO83.7 mi.
SnowmassAspenCO83.7 mi.
TiehackAspenCO83.7 mi.
Crested ButteCrested ButteCO91.4 mi.
Sunlight Mountain ResortGlenwood SpringsCO116.6 mi.
Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource CenterWoodland ParkCO12.9 mi.(History)
Monarch Art GalleryVictorCO18.2 mi.(Art)
American Numismatic Association Money MuseumColorado SpringsCO26.4 mi.(Technology)
Tesla Museum and LibraryColorado SpringsCO26.4 mi.(Technology)
SpielArts. Figurative Fine Art & PrintsColorado SpringsCO26.4 mi.(Art)
Colorado Springs MuseumColorado SpringsCO26.4 mi.(History)
Edward J. Peterson Air and Space MuseumColorado SpringsCO26.4 mi.(History)
Molly Brown House MuseumDenverCO57.2 mi.(History)
Denver Museum of Nature & ScienceDenverCO57.2 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Museo De Las AmericasDenverCO57.2 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Denver Museum of Natural HistoryDenverCO57.2 mi.(Science)
Forney Transportation MuseumDenverCO57.2 mi.(Science)
Denver Art MuseumDenverCO57.2 mi.(Art)
Aurora History MuseumAuroraCO59.4 mi.(History)
Zoos and Aquariums
Cheyenne Mountain Zoological ParkColorado SpringsCO26.4 mi.
Denver Zoological GardensDenverCO57.2 mi.
Pueblo ZooPuebloCO60.3 mi.

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