Explore the Canyon

Knowledgeable guides discuss the flora, fauna, natural and cultural history of this awesome natural area on this exploration. Length of walk and interpretive topic will vary, depending on the group.


1. Who is Invited
Open to all ages; minors must be accompanied by an adult; group size limited to the first 12 people; no pets please.

2. What to Wear & Carry
Dress appropriately, sunscreen and hat recommended, wear sturdy footwear for hiking over rough terrain; bring two liters of water and a snack. Bring your camera. Photography is encouraged!

3. Rules
No picking flowers allowed. 
No pets please.

4. When & Where to Meet
Meet at the Visitors Center by the rainwater harvesting tower after stopping at the Entrance Fee Booth Area to self-pay/register. Plan to be at the Visitor Center no later than 7:45AM; the hike starts promptly at 8:00am.

5. Registration & Cost
No registration required. Natural area entry fees apply. Learn More


In Case of Bad Weather
Subject to cancellation. On inclement mornings call Government Canyon's main office at 210-688-9055 after 7:30AM Saturday to check on trail conditions, or go to the Government Canyon WebsiteTwitter Feed  or Facebook page.

For More Information
Call  (210) 688-9055 ext 2009

Please Note:
Start time is 8:00am