Texas' only monument offers ranger guided hikes, a film and exhibits.
Hikes are by reservation, involve one mile of walking, an elevation gain of 170' and take two hours. The monument protects a mesa covered in a lithic scatter carpet of flint, so thick you cannot walk without stepping on human generated flakes of Alibates flint. The quarries were dug, by hand, 1,000 years ago. However, gathering of flint from the mesa has been taking place for 13,000 years.
Stairway to Heaven
The park offers two tours per day, at 10 and at 2, by reservation only. The tours are one mile, have an elevation gain of 170 feet and take two hours.Read More
Stop and Smell the Flowers
Sand lilies, a late bloomer, grace the park in the late summer. They attract a variety of insects including bees, hummingbird moths and butterfliesRead More
The Meeting Place
The contact station boasts clean restrooms, cold drinking water, a film, an exhibit room, comfortable couches and is where all tours originate.Read More
Did You Know?
Alibates Flint Quarries is named after cowboy Allie Bates, who lived along the Canadian River in the 1880s. More...