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Address: 2075 FM 2673, Suite D, Canyon Lake, TX 78133
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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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Educational and awe-inspiring

I took the guided tour of the Gorge, which was created by the overflow of Canyon Lake several years ago. It uncovered so many fossils and shows so many layers of geology that you... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Canyon Lake, Texas
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Canyon Lake, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took the guided tour of the Gorge, which was created by the overflow of Canyon Lake several years ago. It uncovered so many fossils and shows so many layers of geology that you won't want to miss the tour if you're in the Canyon Lake area. Tours require reservations, but I highly recommend one. One thing to keep in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016 via mobile

This Gorge was created in 2002 after a massive flood went over the Canyon Lake spillway. Millions of years of rock and soil were washed away in days. An immediate effort was made to preserve and showcase the site. You witness massive boulders that the water relocated. Fossils and dinosaur footprints were uncovered. For the geologist and Geography students eons... More 

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Canyon Lake, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

An interesting tour of the geology of this area created over millions of years and exposed in a few short days by a huge flood on Canyon Lake/Guadalupe river. Worth the time. Reservations must be made in advance.

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Thank William B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016

As a current Geology student, I went here as a trip with my Geology class. The tour guides were very kind and knowledgeable about the area. This area was great to explore because of the unique history and the aspects of Geology to observe and learn about. We even got to see a unique fault on the tour. The area... More 

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Canyon Lake, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

Perfect for nature lovers and rock hounds. Very interesting see how massive the power of water really is!. Good guides. Wear comfortable shoes.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016 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 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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New Braunfels, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Spring Branch, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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