Prized For More Than 13,000 Years

13,000 years ago, this site was well-known by mammoth hunters as a source of flint for tools. Centuries passed but the colorful flint never lost its value and usefulness in the Texas Panhandle.  Gain a sense of how integral this site was to the survival, commerce and culture of the High Plains.  Visit Alibates Flint Quarries to see the many colors of the beautiful Alibates Flint.

A sample of Alibates Flint showing its varied coloration.

Alibates Flint

Alibates Flint was the rock that shaped - and was shaped by - cultures in the Texas Panhandle for 13,000 years.

Students follow a Park Ranger on the Quarries Trail.

Hike With A Ranger

Hike to the Alibates Flint Quarries where Native Americans searched for this valuable resource.

Cacti growing in the garden outside of the Alibates Visitor Center.

Alibates Visitor Center

The Alibates Visitor Center consists of museum exhibits, the park movie, and a bookstore. Ranger-led hikes and programs begin here.

Entrance to the exhibits

Alibates Museum Exhibits

The Alibates Visitor Center offers interactive exhibits to explore.

 Petroglyphs can be found throughout Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument,


The petroglyphs found in this area are ancient carvings in stone.

Programs and Demonstrations

Program Schedule

A variety of Ranger-led programs and demonstrations are offered at Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument.

Last updated: February 19, 2021

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Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 1460
Fritch, TX 79036


(806) 857-6680

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