Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument, Fritch

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#264 of 407 in Parks in Texas
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  • If you're interested in learning about flint making & native peoples who lived in the Texas Panhandle for the past 12,000 years ago, visit this national monument. Alibates (dolomite) flint is red, gra...  more »
  • This certainly seemed like an interesting park, but ranger led tours are only 10 AM and 1PM and your explorations are limited to the tours. On Sunday (?everyday) there is only a single ranger working,...  more »
  • We were pleasantly surprised in visiting this park they offered a ranger guided tour.It was an approximate 2 mile hike to the quarry site & the ranger was full of knowledge & insight aboutbthe history...  more »
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  • Grandkids (and I) got to learn to use an atlatl! Hiked up to the remains of ancient quarries (still visible) with polite, knowledgeable guides. The extraordinarily beautiful flint found here was traded clear across the country for thousands of years. Warning: the flint pieces you see are beautiful, but, as they say, they are all "leaverites". As in, "leave 'er right there." No souvenirs.
  • I had been hearing about the AFQ for a while and really could not imagine what the big deal was. Joe Minh made it a wonderful and informative hike. About a mile up and about a mile down. Joe showed us dozens of plants and rock formations and, of course, the quarries. He was knowledgeable and fun. It was a thoroughly great and easy hike. Highly recommend.
  • Wow such an incredible place. History literally laying on the ground. Everybody on the caprock needs to visit this spot.
  • For the last 13,000 years or so, this is where folks in this part of the continent got their tools - arrowheads, hammers, scrapers, etc. Thus, this is more of an intellectual destination than many national parks and monuments. The natural beauty is fine, but folks go primarily because of the place's historical significance. I'll add that this place is up to the national-park standards; everything perfectly clean, great architecture, excellent little museum, extremely helpful park rangers, and great guided hikes. One highlight: holding rocks which were handled by artisans long millennia ago. That's something which is hard to find elsewhere in this hemisphere.
  • A geologic cultural treasure. Friendly and informative park rangers.

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