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Canyon Lake Gorge Tour

Address: 2075 FM 2673, Suite D, Canyon Lake, TX 78133
Phone Number: 830-964-5424
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Ranked #2 of 10 Activities in Canyon Lake
Owner description: Take a guided educational tour and explore the gorge that was eroded 40 feet below the pre-flood...
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Austin, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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

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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Canyon Lake, Texas
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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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Katy, Texas
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10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Sherrills Ford, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

I absolutely enjoyed this guided tour of the newly formed gorge. I went with a group of teachers on this 2-3 hour hike across 108 million year old terrain that was unveiled after the flooding in 2002. It is beautiful. I highly suggest you bring a video camera to enjoy the views and sounds of the water. The fossils are... More 

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

Weather was crisp and sunny. Perfect for a semi-active hike. The guides are volunteers but very knowledgeable and passionate about the conservation efforts. Learned a lot about the history. Don't miss this tour.

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San Benito, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Great geologic excursion with quality docents. It's unfortunate that they don't let you swim, though. Neighborhood kids on the other (Unfenced) side were doing for awhile but they put a stop to it. I fail to see how kids (Teenager, or adults) will adversely effect giant geologic formations by swimming. As to 'environmental concerns', the new 'Habitat' (Pools with a... More 

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Canyon Lake, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

This is an opportunity to see rock and geological formations that you could only see here. I live here and while the flood that made this was horrible the result is a wonderful education, and a great hike.

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New Braunfels, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

You will transported to another place and time and this is NOT the Twilight Zone. Deep and carved out of rock with running water and small pools along the way. If the Water Park guys get their hands on this it will be massively crowded and made "safe", so see it now before someone in Austin "sells" it in exchange... More 

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United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2012

This is a unique spot and is worth a visit if you are in the Austin or San Antonio area. There are not many places where you can see up close the dramatic results of a powerful flood. And for $10, it's a great value. Reservations are required. Keep in mind that this is a very detailed tour, so it... More 

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