Ranger-Led Programs

Ranger and visitors look at Alibates flint on a quarries tour.
Ranger and visitors look at Alibates flint on a quarries tour.

NPS Photo - M. Brenner

Summer Programing (Through August 25, 2018)

We offer a variety of ranger-led programs during the year. All programs are free, but some require advanced reservations because space is limited.

To find special events offered, please look at our Calendar and specify your dates.

To find out about programs at Lake Meredith National Recreation Area, look on their Ranger Programs page www.nps.gov/lamr/planourvisit/rangerprograms.htm


Alibates Quarries Tours

Join a Ranger for one of our more popular programs since 1965. Hike to the Alibates Flint Quarries, the first industry in Texas, and learn about Native Americans who lived here and see beautiful Alibates Flint. Moderate hike, 1 mile round trip (many steps, 170 feet of elevation gain). Meet at Alibates Visitor Center.

Groups accepted, but will need reservations. Please call (806) 857-6680.

  • Daily, 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. (2 hours)

Cowboy Days

Take a hike with a Ranger and journey back in time to the early ranching days of the Texas Panhandle. Walk on what was once the LX ranch, where cowboys ruled the plains in 1877. Meet at the Alibates Visitor Center. Easy to moderate. 1/2 mile.

  • Sundays 11:00 a.m. (1 hour)

Why Alibates?

Learn about some of the many reasons why Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument is part of the National Park service. Meet at the Alibates Visitor Center. 45 minutes

  • Mondays 12:00 p.m. (45 minutes)

Prehistoric Weapons

Learn how ancient Native Americans made weapons for everyday use to survive in the harsh landscape they called home. Meet at the Alibates Visitor Center.
  • Wednesdays 9:00 a.m. (1 Hour)

"Go Wild"

Take a Ranger-guided stroll through Alibates Gardens. Learn about medicinal, edible, and useful plants of the Texas Panhandle. During the walk, view Native American cultivation, xeriscaping gardening, and a monarch butterfly waystation. Alibates Visitor Center. Easy.
  • Thursdays 9:00 a.m. (1 Hour)

"Storytelling Through Flint"

Join Park staff as we discuss how the Indigenous people through time have utilized Alibates Flint in their daily lives. Meet at the Alibates Visitor Center.
  • Thursdays and Saturdays 11:00 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. (1 hour)

Last updated: July 20, 2018

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Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 1460
Fritch, TX 79036


(806) 857-6680

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