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Colorado Bend State Park

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Address: P. O. Box 118, Bend, TX 76824
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A hidden jewel of the Texas park system. Colorado Bend is situated in the...

A hidden jewel of the Texas park system. Colorado Bend is situated in the Hill Country along the Colorado River and is home to Gorman Falls, a 65 foot waterfall paradise. Fishing, hiking, biking, kayaking and other great opportunities abound.

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Gorgeous, true Texas treasure, primitive facilities

This was my first and certainly not last trip to Colorado Bend SP. My only complaint was the park staff when we arrived...4 minutes after they closed. They wouldn't allow us to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 December 2016
JCAJCrew
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Houston, Texas
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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We camped with four families over a weekend at the River group camping site, under huge pecans and elms right by the Colorado river. During the day we drove two canoes up to Sulphur Springs (about 6 miles up river) and floated back down to the ramp with a stop for a picnic lunch and a hike around Gorman Falls.... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

I went to take some pictures of Gorman Falls. The whole park is amazing. A lot of trails to have fun with family and friends. Scenery is great for pictures !

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Went hiking here on New Year's Day. Got dropped off at the parking area on the main road to catch the Lemmons Trail. It's 1.1 miles and goes down to the river, where you can catch the River Trail that goes back to the main part of the park. The section of the Lemmons Trail is very easy. It's either... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

This was my first and certainly not last trip to Colorado Bend SP. My only complaint was the park staff when we arrived...4 minutes after they closed. They wouldn't allow us to check in and told us we weren't allowed to use the box to leave payment and the permit. We HAD to hike out the next morning by 9am.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

This out of the way State Park is worth the drive. There are hiking trails for everyone. The challenging and very challenging are worth the effort. It is very rocky with beautiful cedar groves, cactus and deer every where. The hike down to Gorman Falls is worth it to see natural beauty all around. The 200 foot drop overlook was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

We visited the park and followed a couple of trails. The rangers were super nice to point out all the things we could do. The water fall has a steep decent at the end of a wonderful hike. We had a very fun family time.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Really pretty. Very doable and no problems with the dog along. Will definitely go back. Personally would prefer to do in cooler temps.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We went for the Discovery Cave Tour and a Ranger-led walk down to Gorman Falls. Both were great fun - well worth the considerable effort. My companion and I are in our 70's, and we needed a bit of help on both activities. Other visitors were always offering their help, as were the Rangers. If you are planning to do... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Make sure you hike to Gorman Falls! Its so beautiful and the hike to it is very nice as well. Also make sure you play in the little water pools and the river.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

We came to the park for the cave tour, a hike and a picnic. Park - it's remote and once you get to the entrance, you have to travel another 6 miles to the park office (which was closed for lunch when we arrived). We did one hike to the Gorman falls - the path was rough (covered in small... More 

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