When you want to fall off the grid and indulge your wild side, Colorado Bend State Park is the place to go. Sitting along the bend of the Colorado River, this park has 6 miles of waterfront and 5000 miles of undeveloped, primitive adventure waiting just for you!

Outdoors

Tie Slide Trail

This trail is one of the best hidden spots in Texas! Though it may be a rugged and rocky trail, the incredible view at the end of the trail on Rusty’s Roost makes the trek worth it.

Gorman Falls

Gorman Falls is the most popular spot in the park — and for good reason. In fact, it’s such a breathtaking view, you might even think you’re in Hawaii. Whether you’re hitting it after a major rainfall when the water is really flowing or during a dry spell, you’re sure to be impressed by its beauty.

 

Colorado River

Since the Colorado River is the namesake of this park, you can bet that it provides all sorts of fun year round. In March, hundreds of fisherman will swarm the river for the White Bass Run. But it’s also a great place for catfishing and swimming.

 

Spicewood Springs Trail

The only thing better than a beautiful hike is one with refreshing springs along the way to cool you off. This trail is one of Texas’s best-kept secrets, with dozens of spring-fed pools of crystal clear water.

Cedar Chopper Loop

Colorado Bend is home to hundreds of caves ripe for exploring. I suggest you join Nichols Outdoor Adventures for one epic trip down below. This isn’t one of those paved pathway caves… it’s an adventure of a lifetime as you crawl through spaces that seem completely untouched by humans! Be sure to say hello to the creatures that call this place home like the daddy long leg spiders and glow in the dark scorpions!

 

Food

Bend General Store

After a long day of hiking, all you really want is a good home-cooked meal — and that’s exactly what’s served up at this general store. Grab a beer and a plate of whatever delicious meal they’ve cooked up that night (whether it’s pulled pork hoagies or juicy steak) and sit back on the porch to live music.

 

 

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Colorado Bend State Park