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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...more
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
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
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
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
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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.
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
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
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
Jaynellen K, Manager at Canyon Lake Gorge Tour, responded to this reviewResponded January 29, 2018
Thanks for the great review, so glad you took the tour!
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
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!
I have been looking forward to this gorge tour for a few weeks. It did not disappoint! We were lucky with a small group. I would say if you are in reasonable shape you will be able to do this no problem. You do need...More
Date of experience: November 2017
Jaynellen K, Manager at Canyon Lake Gorge Tour, responded to this reviewResponded November 6, 2017
Dear Great experience,
So glad your family got to take the tour! The Gorge is a very special place to us and thank you for the great review! Please pass the word as we do not advertise. Thanks again!