• Alibates Flint Quarries and the Canadian River Breaks

    Alibates Flint Quarries

    National Monument Texas

Operating Hours & Seasons

HOURS: The Alibates Contact Station is open seven days a week, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 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 in advance if you plan to take a tour. Weekends call 806-857-6680. Tours are somewhat strenuous, about one mile in length, involve an elevation climb equivalent to a 17 story building, and take two hours. An 11 minute movie is available.

QUARRY TOURS: Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument offers quarry site tours year round. During the summer months, tours typically are scheduled at 10 a.m. only and 2 PM (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 canceled.

TOUR RESERVATIONS: Reservations are required 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.

 
Photo of School group touring Alibates
Local school children tour Alibates.
NPS Photo

Did You Know?

Canadian river

The Canadian River, which feeds Lake Meredith, is about 906 miles long and is the longest tributary of the Arkansas River. More...