Your Guide to Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument
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.
Alibates Flint Quarries is located approximately 35 miles north of Amarillo, Texas. From I-40 in Amarillo, take Lakeside exit north towards Lake Meredith National Recreation Area. Exit on TX 136 north towards Borger. After about 30 miles, turn west from TX 136 onto Cas Johnson Road. Park Service signs will be visible. Proceed approximately 3 miles to "Y" intersection and bear to right. Go northwest approximately 2 miles to the Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument Visitor Center.
GPS: lat:35.5819662, long:-101.6717008
Physical address: 37084 Alibates Rd., Potter County, TX, 79036
Mailing address: P.O. Box 1460, Fritch, TX, 79036
All services and programs are free.
The Texas Panhandle experiences a wide variety of weather conditions throughout the year.
Winters are cold and windy, and summers are hot and dry.
It is usually a good idea to bring a jacket with you if you are planning on hiking to the quarries with a ranger because the mesa gets very windy, even in the summer.
Hours for Monument Operating Hours
Sunday: 9:00AM - 4:00PM
Monday: 9:00AM - 4:00PM
Tuesday: 9:00AM - 4:00AM
Wednesday: 9:00AM - 4:00PM
Thursday: 9:00AM - 4:00PM
Friday: 9:00AM - 4:00PM
Saturday: 9:00AM - 4:00PM