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About Canyon Lake Gorge Tour
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. You must pre-register and pre-pay ahead of time.
Canyon Lake, TX, USA
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking for something interesting to do around the New Braunfels Canyon Lake area I would recommend this tour. Lots of history and interesting facts plus a very pleasant area to enjoy the countryside.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank LandaLady
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Tickets must be in advance with only a limited amount of seats. The event is well done with many volunteers setting up for a great night of food, drinks, and great fellowship

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 443hayes
Reviewed October 2, 2018

I loved this tour. It involves uneven walking, probably about 2 1/2 miles. You see fossils, tracks, and such. I was really impressed with how much was eroded in just a few days. I was living there when the water started to go over the...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Dennis R
Reviewed September 25, 2018

Learned amazing geology and history about the flood that carved out the canyon below the dam in 2002. We saw dinosaur footprints, fossils, and a lot about history of the area, as well as how flooding can change the landscape very quickly. A must see...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Gloria S
Reviewed June 18, 2018

Go see what happens when a dam over flows and rips through rock! Remember when you were a kid and played in the sand, mud, rocks and dirt and put the GI Joe and Barby dolls all together and then smashed then all with water...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Reviewed April 25, 2018 via mobile

We had the opportunity to join a small group on a guided tour of Canyon Lake Gorge that was formed when the spillway was breached some 30 years ago. We weren’t sure what to expect but it was amazing. The overflow uncovered downto crustaceus period...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank William C
Jaynellen K, General Manager at Canyon Lake Gorge Tour, responded to this reviewResponded April 26, 2018

Thanks for the great review, glad you took the tour! It was the flood of 2002 on 4th of July weekend, almost 16 years ago.

Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

Some friends and I went on the Canyon Lake Gorge tour. It was so informative and was totally awesome. Seeing the dinosaurs footprints and the waterfalls, which were formed by the flood were all breathtaking.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Madkat53
Jaynellen K, Manager at Canyon Lake Gorge Tour, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2018

Hey Girl! So glad you took the time to go on the Gorge tour, it is a very special place to visit. Thanks for the great review! Jaynellen

Reviewed January 27, 2018 via mobile

We scheduled our tour online. Our tour guide was George he was very knowledgeable about the area and could answer all our questions. It is not a far hike only about 1 and 1/2 miles, but it will take about 3 hours. Lots of land...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank traciek67
Jaynellen K, Manager at Canyon Lake Gorge Tour, responded to this reviewResponded January 29, 2018

Hi Tracie, Thanks for the great review, so glad you took the tour!

Reviewed December 21, 2017

This a great tour for families. Don't go when it is too hot as there is no shade. But Spring and Fall is fine. Our guide was very knowledgeable and let us take time to look. No rushing. It is amazing to see the fossils...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank R6599MNleslies
Reviewed December 14, 2017

The three hour hike should be reserved ahead of time on the website. They recommend arriving early so as not to delay the tour. You ride a bus over to the spillway on Canyon Lake where a brief introduction is given and you are led...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Jaynellen K, Manager at Canyon Lake Gorge Tour, responded to this reviewResponded December 15, 2017

Thank you for the review, glad you got to see our little wonder of Canyon Lake!

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Patricia W
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Response from Jaynellen K | Property representative |
The tours is 1.5 miles and a 3 hour tour. You need to be in good health and able to walk for 3 hours without getting easily winded.