An adventure more than 110-million years into the past.
- Geological Exposures
- Exposed Faults
- Fossil Treasures
- Dinosaur Footprints
- Aquifer in Action
- Beautiful Lagoons
- Surprising Waterfalls
- Dramatic Vistas
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.
During guided public tours, visitors 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.
Book your tour today!
Both 90-minute and 3-hour public guided tour experiences are available. Participants must be seven (7) years or older to participate in the guided tour experiences. All participants will be required to complete a liability waiver to participate in the tour.
Fees and Capacity:
90-minute Public Guided Tour:
$15.00 per person; up to 10 participants. Ages 7 and up.
TRAIL RATING: DIFFICULT / FAST
A rigorous walk through the Gorge with few stopping points for photos and educational information.
3-hour Public Guided Tour:
$20.00 per person; up to 10 participants. Ages 7 and up.
TRAIL RATING: MODERATE / SLOW
A slower paced walk through the Gorge with several stopping points for photos and educational information.
Want to explore the Gorge with a child under age 7? Or not so agile and move at a slower pace? Try a hike along the Gorge Overlook Trail!
No reservation required. Trail Access Fee is $5.00 per person. Hikers under age 12 are free on the trail.
TRAIL RATING: EASY / GO AT YOUR OWN PACE
A go at your own pace hike/walk along the North Rim of the Gorge with many stopping points for photos and educational information.
Canyon Lake Gorge
Operated by the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority
Preservation - Education - Recreation