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Attractions My Canyon Lake Outdoors

Fly Over 110 Million Years of History


Don’t let bad knees or warmish temperatures keep you from enjoying one of the most-amazing natural wonders in the Texas Hill Country.

See the 64-acre Canyon Lake Gorge through the digital eyes of a drone. Soar above ancient, crustaceous limestone, fossils, and 110-million-years-old dinosaur footprints.

The gorge was created in July 2002, when up to 67,000 cubic feet of water-per-second flowed over Canyon Lake’s spillway for six weeks following extensive flooding in the Guadalupe River basin.

The result — carved mostly in just three days — is one of the area’s most-riveting natural wonders, Canyon Lake Gorge. Approximately one mile long, hundreds of yards wide and up to 50 feet deep, the land below the Canyon Lake Spillway features:

  • dramatic vistas
  • Hidden Valley Fault (within Balcones Fault Zone)
  • geologic formations
  • beautiful lagoons and waterfalls
  • Trinity Aquifer
  • biologic succession
  • numerous seeps and springs
  • 110 million-year-old dinosaur tracks
  • extensive marine fossil diversity
  • hydraulic dynamics of Glen Rose Limestone

For more information or to schedule a tour of Canyon Lake Gorge, click here.

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