FLORISSANT – A Teller County national monument is increasing its entrance fees in 2019. The National Park Service says seven-day passes to the Florissant Fossil Beds will go up to ten-dollars on January 1st. The three-dollar increase will be used by the park service for trails, new visitor exhibits and a new app that’s in the process of being finished.
Annual passes to the fossil beds will go up to 35-dollars, which is an increase of five-dollars over the current cost.
All of the fees are used strictly on the park and improving the visitor’s experience. Funds from the fee paid for a new digital kiosk in the visitor’s center this year.
The park is also going to announce that there will be 5 “Free Fee” days in 2019. Kids 15-years of age and younger get free admission, as well as active duty personnel. Also, children who are in the 4th grade can get a free “Every Kid in a Park” pass that’s good at all of the National Parks.