Ranger-Led Programs

Quarries Trail Stairs
The dirt trail to the quarries is rust-colored and the vegetation on the mesas is green.  The visitors are near the top of the trail.  The sky is blue and the clouds are white.

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Tours and Programs

Programs and tours will resume in April when our season begins.

DAILY - PROGRAM SCHEDULE:

“Alibates Quarries Tours” – Starting in April tour the Alibates Flint Quarries and learn about Native Americans who once lived here. Moderate. Please call (806) 857-6680 for reservations. The hike is 2 hours, 2 miles and a 300 ft. elevation gain. Meet at Alibates Visitor Center 9:45. Tour time is at 10:00 a.m.

SUNDAY 1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. – “Paleo Life” – Join a Ranger to learn about ancient peoples who lived on the Texas Plains 13,000 years ago. Learn about their culture, weapons, food, clothing, family life, to understand who were the Paleo-Indians. Meet at Alibates Visitor Center. 1:00 p.m. 45 minutes.

MONDAY 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. – “Why Alibates” -- Learn about some of the many reasons why Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument is a part of the National Park Service.
Meet at the Alibates Visitor Center Veranda. 12:00 p.m. 30 minutes.

TUESDAY 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. – “Rangers Choice” -- Topic’s range on the many interesting cultural and natural resources found in the park.
Meet in the Alibates Visitor Center Veranda at 11:00 p.m. 30 minutes

WEDNESDAY 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – “Atla-atla” -- Learn how ancient Native Americans hunted in order to survive in the harsh landscape they called home. Meet at Alibates Visitor Center 11:30 p.m. 1 hour.

THURSDAY 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – “Alibates Garden Tour” – Join a Ranger and tour the beautiful Alibates Gardens and learn about the native species and how Native Americans used these plants in their daily lives. 30 minutes.
Meet at Alibates Visitor Center.

FRIDAY 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. – Mammals of the Texas Panhandle” – Join Park staff as we discuss how to identify certain mammals found in the Texas Panhandle by examining their skins and skulls. Specific adaptations found in animals will be discussed and what inherited traits are. You will learn about the food chain and what traits are found among predatory mammals vs. herbivores. Meet at Alibates Visitor Veranda. 30 minutes.

SATURDAY 9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. – “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 the LX ranch, where cowboys ruled the plains. Meet at Alibates Visitors Center 30 minutes.

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – “Atla-atla” -- Learn how ancient Native Americans hunted in order to survive in the harsh landscape they called home.
Meet at Alibates Visitor Center 1 hour.

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – “The Ice Age” – Join us in the Alibates Theater as we discuss the people who arrived in this area 13,000 years ago and how they discovered Alibates Flint. 1 hour.
Meet at Alibates Visitor Center.

Last updated: February 16, 2024

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 1460
Fritch, TX 79036

Phone:

806 857-6680

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