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Spectacular Gorman Falls Now Showing at Colorado Bend

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With springtime bursting into full glory, everyone feels the need to experience the great outdoors. What better time to pack up the family and explore Gorman Falls at Colorado Bend State Park?

Colorado Bend State Park sits southeast of San Saba and west of Lampasas in Bend, Texas. Boasting all the regular goodness of park-time play like camping, fishing and kayaking, this riverside park consists of 5,300 acres and 35 miles of trails, but Colorado Bend also offers a little something unique – Gorman Falls.

Measuring 60 feet high in some places, Gorman Falls provides a scenic backdrop for a multitude of photo opportunities. Take the 1.5-mile round trip guided hike to the falls and experience Mother Nature in one of her more spectacular displays. These falls aren’t just a trickle from a limestone wall – this is a real honest to goodness showering veil of water that will put any backyard water feature to shame. Those seeking a bit more adventure can choose to take Gorman Falls Trail – a self-guided 3-mile roundtrip trek over rugged terrain that leads to the falls.

Colorado Bend State Park, open daily 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., directions

The sights and sounds of sunrise at Gorman Falls, Colorado Bend State Park. Video courtesy of Texas Parks & Wildlife Postcards from Texas on YouTube.