The Glen Rose limestone throughout Central Texas was laid down during the Cretaceous Era over millions of years. But within a few weeks following the Flood Event of 2002 the power of water carved a gorge into the landscape below the Canyon Lake Spillway.
The Canyon Lake Gorge is open to the public for guided tours only. Each tour is lead by a volunteer certified Gorge Preservation Society Guide with assistance from trained docents. Tours highlight the “Power of Water” theme with goals that include increasing the visitor’s understanding of the Canyon Reservoir Project, the geology of Central Texas, hydrogeology, the interrelationship between humans and the physical environment, and much, much more.