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Address: 2075 FM 2673, Suite D, Canyon Lake, TX 78133
Phone Number: 830-964-5424
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Take a guided educational tour and explore the gorge that was eroded 40...

Take a guided educational tour and explore the gorge that was eroded 40 feet below the pre-flood terrain by the 2002 flood event, when flood waters went over the Canyon Lake Spillway for the first time in its history. This tragic event of nature "unearthed" a true Hill Country treasure which you can now experience firsthand with a trained guide. During your 3-hour tour, you will walk along an exposed fault zone, identify fossils, explore the Early Cretaceous limestone formations that were deposited over 110 million years ago, photograph dinosaur footprints, and even follow aquifer waters as they course through the Gorge as springs, channels and waterfalls. Tours available weekdays and weekends, only $10 per person.

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Fun and Interesting mixed together!

It's amazing to see what the power of water can do and what it can reveal from centuries ago. Guides and docents are very helpful. I'd recommend!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Linda R
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Spring Branch, Texas
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Spring Branch, Texas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's amazing to see what the power of water can do and what it can reveal from centuries ago. Guides and docents are very helpful. I'd recommend!

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Canyon Lake, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Great hike, although short. Trip starts with a ride to the top of the dam. Knowledgeable guides explain the Gorge in very good detail. Interesting to see how the dam "leaks". Dinosaur tracks, fossils, and not one "dam" joke like at Hoover dam. Recommend this for visitors to this area AND residents.

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Thank Joe E
Canyon Lake, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Friends & neighbors took the tour. It was amazing to see the dinosaur tracks & fossils. The really interesting part was seeing the Edwards Aquafer in action. As you walk down the gorge you see waterfalls coming straight out of the rock walls. Pools form below the waterfalls and then drain right back into the lower rock formations. As you... More 

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1 Thank TRAVELLEREDD
Canyon Lake, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We took our 4 Grandchildren on yesterday's tour. I expected it to be a good experience, but found it to be sooooo much better than expected. The area is beautiful, and our guide was so knowledgable about all aspects. He was great with the children, ages 13-8, as he provided information and encouraged each to discover the amazing features of... More 

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Canyon Lake, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Excellent, informative hike (Be ready to walk a lot)!! Tour guides did an excellent job of informing and answering questions, while keeping the group together and moving!! Would be a great, informative tour for anyone, older than 9!! Will definitely return and recommend to visiting relatives and friends!!

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3 Thank russell w
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

Our guide spent way too much time at the beginning of the tour and then rushed through the last part of the tour. The tour was extremely preachy. I understand the need to explain water conservation, over development & the implications of invasive plants. However, I think it was a bit much. The tour guide also kept saying the reason... More 

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4 Thank PapaLara
Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

What an excellent and informative little hike! You'll see dinosaur tracks, turquoise lagoons, fossils, and several waterfalls all in three hours. The hike isn't that difficult (only one steep spot that I can recall), and it's mostly downhill, since the tour shuttle takes the group to the top of the gorge to start the hike. There are plenty of beautiful... More 

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 via mobile

Headed to Gorge with family ages 9 to 75 (everyone fit and healthy). Advisable to have a walking stick, water and snacks as terrain is rocky and covered more than mile according to pedometer. Trail is mostly downhill. The guides were informative, and history of dam and flood were fascinating. Also great resource were the group members with personal experiences... More 

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3 Thank Stoneman2
Canyon Lake, Texas
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63 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

A great chance to see 70,000,000 million years of history in a recently unearthed gorge, The flood of 2002 caused this gorge to be. The top is current, the bottom is 70,000,000 years in the past with the walls a beautiful panorama of everything in between. Great dinosaur tracks at the bottom. You must make reservations as this is a... More 

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4 Thank TexasSkunk
Katy, Texas
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

This is a MUST SEE attraction!!! There is something for everyone - waterfalls, adventure, hiking, beautiful views, history, geology, turquoise pools, and dinosaur tracks. Depending on time of year it can get hot in the gorge by the end of the hike, so I'd bring plenty of water, and don't forget your camera! Our guides did a great job making... More 

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