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.