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Your Guide to Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument

Take a trip to Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument. This guide includes hours, weather, fees, maps, and directions. Make a copy and use it for yourself!

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Overview

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.

Directions

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

Fees

All services and programs are free.

Weather

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.

Contact Information

Phone: 8068576680

Hours for Monument Operating Hours

Alibates Flint Quarries Visitor Center is open every day of the year except Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. View closures: https://www.nps.gov/alfl/planyourvisit/hours.htm

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