Want to get farther away from the city? Florissant, Colorado may be the perfect place for you. Travel another 7 miles west of Divide on Highway 24, (14 miles from Woodland Park, 32 miles from Colorado Springs) and you find Florissant, Colorado.
Love the outdoors? Florissant is home to the Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, within minutes of Eleven Mile Reservoir, near the breathtaking Wilkerson and Ute passes and beautiful South Park. Is it your dream to have horses? Live in a Colorado mountain property? Ski? Enjoy Nature's beauty? All of these things are a way of life in Florissant, Colorado.
Like so many towns in Colorado, Florissant, settled in 1870 got a tremendous boost from the Colorado "gold rush."