ALIBATES FLINT QUARRIES TOUR
During our designated season, join a National Park Service Ranger for a one-of-a-kind program and learn about Native Americans who used Alibates Flint 13,000 years ago. The program will cover geology, anthropology, ethnobotany, history, and natural history of this area.
Learn about the Plains Village Culture, which developed at Alibates around 1100 AD to 1450, and how they survived.
Walk on a petrified rainbow of flint shards of red, gray, purple, white, and red. This beautiful rock is unlike any other flint found in the world and was revered by ancient people for its sharpness and efficiency. When you arrive at the top of the Canadian River Bluffs, you will see larger pieces of flint outcroppings hugging the mesas. The view is breathtaking of the Canadian River Breaks, the geological features of this area, and the muddy red waters of the Canadian River. Reservations are strongly encouraged. Please call 806-857-6680 for reservations.
Trail Description: A moderate 2-mile hike consisting of a climb of 170 ft in elevation. The guided tour takes 1.5 hours to complete and is not recommended for visitors with health problems.
Tour Schedule: Quarry Tours are available April-October every day at 10 AM and 1:00 PM. During the winter season because of varied weather conditions, tours are available by calling 806-857-6680 for reservations.
Check our program schedule for tour times and other program opportunities which will resume at a later date.