Youth Organizations

A field trip like no other.

Youth Organizations

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

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.

Fees and Capacity

Youth Organization Group Tours

$5 per participant; up to 75 participants

All participants must be seven (7) years or older



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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