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Address: 2075 Fm 2673 Ste D, Canyon Lake, TX 78133-4787
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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Grew up nearby, it was fun to finally visit!

Very fun hike! Tour guide discussed fossils, environmental, and some animal factors throughout the gorge. Nice cloudy day so we didn't get to hot. I would definitely account for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Hali S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very fun hike! Tour guide discussed fossils, environmental, and some animal factors throughout the gorge. Nice cloudy day so we didn't get to hot. I would definitely account for weather if you'd like to partake, humidity is not your friend. We did see a fox on our hike as well as some hawks! Very cool!

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

I was looking for something different to do on my birthday and found this tour. It was a great morning! Interesting geology and history. Saw the dinosaur tracks! Our guide was fantastic. Answered questions, gave us a lot of info and kept the tour moving at a nice pace. I would definitely do it again and recommend for anyone -... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

Well worth the time. It was pretty amazing to see what the flood did in such a short time as well as hear the details from the guides. All volunteers and very passionate about the area.

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2 Thank EricParker1971
New Braunfels, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

This is a great tour for anybody interested in geology, fossils, plants and animals, and the history of the Canyon Lake dam. The guide and docents were very knowledgeable and friendly, and there are some very nice views. This was a very enjoyable 3 hours.

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2 Thank Richard B
Spring Branch, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016

Great geologic info with lots of fossils and some dinosaur tracks. The guides were very helpful and pointed out many things that were not visible. Easy hike down hill most of the way. Recommend for anyone - I would go back again.

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Spring Branch, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2016

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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Jaynellen L, Manager at Canyon Lake Gorge Tour, responded to this review

Thank you so much, glad you took the time to see our town jewel! More 

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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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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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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