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Canyon Lake Gorge Tour

2075 Fm 2673 Ste D, Canyon Lake, TX 78133-4787
+1 830-964-5424
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Interesting tour by knowledgable guides

We really enjoyed this walk / hike thru the Gorge - fascinating geology, biology and more! The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
STFPortland
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Portland, OR
Great venture

This is a great tour of a natural event that created a mini Grand Canyon. You will see evidence of... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2017
TexasIrishman
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Canyon Lake
via mobile
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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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2075 Fm 2673 Ste D, Canyon Lake, TX 78133-4787
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed this walk / hike thru the Gorge - fascinating geology, biology and more! The volunteer guide and docents really knew their stuff. Plus, it was a lovely walk thru a very interesting area. Highly recommend!

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Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

This is a great tour of a natural event that created a mini Grand Canyon. You will see evidence of prehistoric activity.

1  Thank TexasIrishman
Reviewed 25 July 2017

This is a must see if you are in the area! Especially if you love geology like I do. This was an amazing experience that makes me excited to just remember going. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Great scenery. Efficient means to get you to the...More

1  Thank Norm_33
Jaynellen K, Manager at Canyon Lake Gorge Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2017

Thank you for the wonderful review! So glad you took the time to see this Comal County jewel we have in our backyard!

Reviewed 23 June 2017

We made reservations for a hike in the Canyon Lake Gorge and we were glad we did. Our guide, George, was excellent. You could tell he loved geology!! Fascinating! Very interesting tour. Interesting to see Dinosaur tracks and all the fossils that was uncovered in...More

1  Thank Shug40
Jaynellen K, Manager at Canyon Lake Gorge Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2017

George is a wonderful volunteer guide, we love him too! Glad you took the 3 hour tour!

Reviewed 7 May 2017

Jamie was an excellent guide ..giving us a very interesting tour. We are fortunate to be able to witness this drastic change to the Canyon Lake spillway. The power of water is amazing.

1  Thank tootlesh
Jaynellen K, Manager at Canyon Lake Gorge Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2017

The "Power of Water" is amazing! Jamie is a wonderful volunteer and we love him too! Thanks for taking the 3 hour tour!

Reviewed 10 April 2017

This tour is a glimpse back to when dinosaurs roamed the land. Our well-informed guide showed us multiple dinosaur footprints, a large selection of well-preserved fossils, and discussed the 2002 flood as well as future flood mitigation. We also learned a lot about limestone, flora...More

3  Thank Jaywalkergirl
Jaynellen K, Manager at Canyon Lake Gorge Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2017

Thanks for this wonderful review! So glad you got to take the tour!

Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

This has been on my to do list for several years, but I was waiting for a non summer trip to the hill country. Myself, husband and two girls 12 & 15. Amazingly informative and interesting. The volunteer guides keep it entertaining and educational the...More

2  Thank Courtland2009
Jaynellen K, Manager at Canyon Lake Gorge Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2017

Can you believe it's been 15 years since the flood that made the Gorge? Glad your family took the time to see this amazing place! Thanks for the wonderful review!

Reviewed 4 March 2017

We were looking forward to a day of relaxation, fun and learning about the gorge. Unfortunately the tour was ruined by the guide talking about politics. Very unprofessional!

1  Thank a m
Jaynellen K, Manager at Canyon Lake Gorge Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2017

Dear am, We are so sorry to hear this review and would like to get more information from you. Please call or email us as soon as possible so we can correct this action. Thanks in advance, 830-964-5424 tours@canyongorge.org

Reviewed 17 January 2017

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...More

2  Thank dojenncl
Jaynellen K, Manager at Canyon Lake Gorge Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2017

Yes, 15 years since the flood that carved out the Gorge! Happy you got to see it all, walking through a million years! Thanks!

Reviewed 20 November 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...More

2  Thank lbhorton1953
Jaynellen K, Manager at Canyon Lake Gorge Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2017

Thank you so much! We appreciate you taking the time to post!

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