I went with Emma's class on a field trip to the Florissant Fossil Bed National Monument in Florissant, CO. It was completely different than what I expected. Near the visitors center we were able to see gigantic petrified redwood stumps nearing 14 ft wide. We didn't see any other fossils other than what was in the visitors center. We did, however, get to go on a 3 mile hike with the kids through the most beautiful scenery. Along the way we got to see the backside of Pike's Peak and enjoyed the beautiful fall colors. Halfway through the hike the kids got to stop and play around on the rocks. It was a beautiful day to be outdoors in Colorado and a great field trip to chaperone.