• Alibates Flint Quarries and the Canadian River Breaks

    Alibates Flint Quarries

    National Monument Texas

Plan Your Visit

You may visit the flint quarries by ranger-guided tour only. Tours typically are offered daily, depending on weather and staff availability. Please call in advance to confirm tour times and availability. Reservations are highly recommended.

Call 806-857-3151 (weekdays) or 806-857-6680 (weekends).

The tour involves a one mile round-trip hike up a moderately steep trail that is covered with loose gravel and includes stairs. Tours usually take 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Bring water and wear comfortable, sturdy walking shoes with closed toes. Other items you may want bring include sunscreen, hat, and a walking stick.

NOTE: This hiking tour is not recommended to visitors with health conditions including heart problems, artificial knees/hips, and breathing problems.

The Alibates visitor contact station also features a bookstore, comfortable seating area, outdoor patio, orientation film, indoor exhibits, mini-hiking trail (10 minute nature and history walk), interpretive garden, Junior Ranger program, and flint-knapping demonstrations several times a month.

The tour is a moderate hike that is equivalent to climbing 17 flights of stairs with frequent stops.

 
More of the trail ALFL May 2009 by Kris Abu-Hantash
Alibates Trail
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Did You Know?

Flower pic for DYK

Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument and Lake Meredith National Recreation Area are home to thousands of species of wildflowers, plants, and trees, which can be seen on hikes around the area. More...