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Address: 2075 FM 2673, Suite D, Canyon Lake, TX 78133
Phone Number: 830-964-5424
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Description: 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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2015
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Canyon Lake, Texas
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Canyon Lake, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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 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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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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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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10 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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44 reviews 44 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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