Permits & Reservations

At Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument, reservations and permits are required for a few types of activities. Scroll down to read more.


Quarry Tours

Check availability of Ranger-led Quarry Tours during the winter months of November – February by calling 806-857-6680. During summer months tours are offered at 10 A.M. and 1 P.M.

During the season, you may visit the quarry sites by ranger-guided tour only. Tours are offered daily, as weather and staffing allows. See all of our Ranger guided programs at

Quarry tours typically take 2 hours and involve a moderate one-mile round trip hike. The trail to the quarries is covered in loose gravel and includes stairs. You will gain approximately 170 feet of elevation as you hike up to the quarry sites on the top of the mesa. Bring water and wear comfortable, sturdy, closed-toe walking shoes or hiking boots. It is often very windy on the mesa, so a jacket is recommended. You might also bring sunscreen, a hat, and a walking stick.

Please Note: This hiking tour is not recommended to visitors with health conditions including heart problems, breathing problems or artificial knees/hips.

Hiking up to the Flint Quarries
A hike up to the Alibates Flint Quarries involves climbing a set of stairs equivalent to a 17-story building.

NPS Photo


Special Permits:

Group activities of more than 15 visitors such as family reunions, company picnics and group campouts require special permits. Please call park headquarters at 806-857-3151 for information and guidelines.

1. Special Use Permits are required for functions such as fishing tournaments, weddings, special events, filming, etc.

Special Use Permit Application Form (.docx, 828KB)

Photo/Filming Permit Application Form (.docx, 835KB)

Photography/Filming Permit Information (.doc, 37KB)

2. Commercial Use Authorization

Information Sheet (.pdf, 9.4KB)

Commercial Use Application (.pdf, 352KB)

Last updated: July 7, 2020

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Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 1460
Fritch, TX 79036


(806) 857-6680

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