Hill Country Activity: Colorado Bend State Park

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Our love for Texas Hill Country is unbridled. Whether it’s the bluebonnets during the spring, the strolls on Lake Buchanan during the summer sunsets, or anything outdoor related, we can’t get enough of it. That’s why when there’s a place like Colorado Bend State Park, we feel the need to tell as many people as we can about it.

Located less than an hour away from Cedar Lodge Texas, Colorado Bend State Park is a perfect day trip for those looking to get active. Anything type of outdoor activity you can think of can probably be found in this park. Whether it’s hiking, climbing, fishing, swimming, boating, or even bird watching, this is your place to be.

Why You Should Visit Colorado Bend State Park in Hill Country

Guided Tours

If you’ve never been to a place before, the best idea is generally to talk to people who have. That’s always our suggestion when it comes to touring a state park. Colorado Bend offers guests a chance to tour the area with one of their knowledgeable Rangers.

Gorman Falls

The Gorman Falls guided tour is a spectacle to behold. This hike and the falls themselves truly embody what Hill Country is all about. Spanning only 1.5 miles in total, this hike is accessible for all members of your family.

Cave Tours

During the hot Texan summers, going in a cool cave can offer the perfect relief. Not only that, the wild cave tours at Colorado Bend State Park gives you a unique opportunity to explore underneath the Hill Country ground. In doing so, you’ll get a chance to discover incredible and complex geological formations.

Hiking Trails

Those looking to experience the scenery of Colorado Bend State Park and get a workout doing so will love the hiking trails offered to the general public. With over 35 miles of hiking trails, you can walk along the river or hike next to the breathtaking pools.

Bike Trails

Not only are the 35 miles of trails accessible to hikers, mountain bikers can enjoy this terrain as well. You’ll find that this part of Hill Country provides some of the best riding trails in the whole state.


For those who want to sit back next to the water and relax, fishing is the perfect activity for you. Colorado Bend State Park has some fantastic bass fishing. The best part is that you don’t even need a fishing license to cast your reel.


What’s the best way to escape the hot Texas heat? Jumping in the water of course! The Spicewood Springs trail will lead you right to some of the most refreshing swimming holes in the area.

No matter why you choose to come to Hill Country, Colorado Bend State Park should be on your list of places to visit.

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