Operating Hours & Seasons
HOURS: The Alibates Contact Station is open seven days a week, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Contact Station occasionally may close for a few hours during the day when the ranger is leading a hiking tour. Please call 806-857-3151 or 806-857-6680 in advance if you plan to visit in the winter.
QUARRY TOURS: Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument offers quarry site tours year round. During the summer months, tours typically are scheduled at 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. only (weather permitting). The quarry site hiking tour lasts up to two hours and will not be offered when temperature rise above 95 degrees or go below 40 degrees. Other weather conditions such as lightning or high wind also will cause tours to be cancelled.
OTHER TOURS AND ACTIVITIES: Alibates also offers other tours including the Mullinaw Trail Nature Hike and the McBride House and Homestead Tour. (Call 806-857-6680 for information on these tours.) Alibates also offers educational programs at the visitor contact station.
TOUR RESERVATIONS: Reservations are recommended for all tours.
CONTACT: Call 806-857-3151 (weekdays) or 806-857-6680 (weekends) for tour availability, tour times, and reservations.
The Alibates Contact Station is closed on New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day, and open on all other federal holidays including Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Presidents Day, and Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Did You Know?
As far back as 12,000 years ago, Alibates flint was an important material used to make weapons such as Clovis and Folsom spear points. More...