Educational Tours

A field trip like no other.

Educational Tours

Join certified guides, docents and GBRA staff on a unique educational tour experience. Available for groups of up to 75 students.

An educational adventure more than 110-million years into the past.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Central Texas geology
  • Hydrology of ground and surface water
  • Human impact on the environment
  • Biological succession
  • Introduction to area plants and animals.

The Canyon Lake Gorge was carved by the flood of 2002 when more than 67,000 cubic feet of water per second flowed over the spillway of Canyon Lake, marking the first time the spillway was used since the reservoir was completed in 1964. The power of water sliced open the ground below the spillway, exposing more than 110-million-year-old cretaceous limestone, fossils and even dinosaur footprints, unearthing a geological wonder.

Educational Group Tours are open to Homeschool groups (ages 7 and older), Middle & High School, and Universities. We also offer these tours to all scout and youth groups. Tours are available for both the 3-hour and 90-minute tours.

Gorge Tour Staff will lead students down through the Gorge, highlighting features that correlate to your curriculum. Students will hike 1.25 miles along exposed early cretaceous limestone formations, follow aquifer waters coursing through the Gorge as springs, channels and waterfalls, and see dinosaur footprints. 

GBRA is committed to making its educational programs accessible. There is never a charge for Title 1 schools and program scholarships are available for qualifying groups.

Fees and Capacity

Educational Group Tours 

$5 per student/participant; up to 75 participants. No fee for teachers or chaperones to attend when coordinated as a school field trip.

No fee for Title 1 schools - program scholarships available for other qualifying schools.

All participants must be seven (7) years or older.

Schools need to provide their own transportation.

Canyon Lake Gorge
Operated by the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority
Preservation - Education - Recreation

Phone: (830) 964-5424


16029 S Access Rd
Canyon Lake, TX 78133

GPS coordinates: N 29.86304 W 098.18750

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