Government Canyon State Natural Area Bluff Spurs

San Antonio, Texas 78255

Government Canyon State Natural Area Bluff Spurs

Government Canyon State Natural Area: Bluff Spurs Professional Guide

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"Imagine an area ten times as large as New York City’s Central Park with 36 miles of trails . . . that’s Government Canyon State Natural Area. Geology buffs will find the Edwards Plateau limestone intriguing and wonder just how deep the karst underground is. Walk on the geological fault that separates the Edwards Plateau and the blackland prairie ecosystem. Watch for wild hogs, nonvenomous and venomous snakes, and the endangered golden-cheeked warbler."

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"Imagine an area ten times as large as New York City’s Central Park with 36 miles of trails... that’s Government Canyon State Natural Area. Walk on the geological fault that separates the Edwards Plateau and the blackland prairie ecosystem. Scramble down steep limestone outcrops, misleadingly called steps. View 80-foot canyon walls created by Government Creek. Start the Bluff Spurs Trail at signpost 1 at the turnoff from Recharge Trail. Getting to the trailhead requires walking through an open meadow on Recharge Trail, which is on the fault that separates the blackland prairie and the Edwards Plateau. Once on the Bluff Spurs Trail, start climbing uphill on the rocky singletrack." Read more

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Trail Information

San Antonio
Nearby City
3.5
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
2 hours
Duration
September to June
Season

Activity Feed

Dec 2018