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.

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. 

Educational group tours are open to: homeschool, middle school, high school, colleges & universities. Educational tours are also available for scout and youth groups. Both 90-minute and 3-hour educational tours are available. All participants will be required to complete a liability waiver to participate in the tour.

GBRA is committed to making its educational programs accessible to all groups. Tour experiences are free for all Title 1 schools and program scholarships are available for other qualifying groups. Want to see if your group qualifies for assistance? Call us at 830-964-5424.Our GBRA Gorge Program Assistants will lead students down through the Gorge highlighting features that correlate to your curriculum. Students will hike 1 ¼ miles along exposed early Cretaceous limestone formations deposited more than 110 million years ago, follow aquifer waters coursing through the Gorge as springs, channels and waterfalls, and see dinosaur footprints. Be prepared to take a trip back in time; as you hike through the beauty of the Canyon Lake Gorge!!

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 1.5-hour tours

GBRA is committed to making its educational programs accessible to all educational groups as well as scout and youth groups. There is never a charge for Title 1 schools and program scholarships are available for other 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. Please contact Gorge Headquarters at 830-964-5424 for assistance in finding grant funds if your school does not have the resources to provide transportation




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

GBRA Canyon Lake Gorge

Phone: (830) 964-5424

Entrance address:

16311 South Access Rd.
Canyon Lake, TX 78133

Mailing address:

16029 S Access Rd
Canyon Lake, TX 78133

GPS coordinates: N 29.86304 W 098.18750

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