• 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 every Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 p.m. from Nov. 1st to Dec. 21., 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
NPS Photo

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