If there's one thing to be sure about when it comes to the Lone Star State, it's the size of it. Everything truly is bigger in Texas, and where there's more space, there are more things to do and see. Colorado Bend State Park near Austin is the epitome places with enough to do and see that, before you know it, you'll wind up spending your entire day there.
Less than two hours from Austin lies Colorado Bend State Park, home to Gorman Falls, Spicewood Springs, and more.
If you're unfamiliar with either of those three spots, you won't be for long.
The park has 35 miles worth of hiking and biking trails, and, once you're ready to cool off, you'll have plenty of options to choose from.
Gorman Falls has, yes, you guessed it, some of the most stunning waterfalls in the entire park. For those who want to really get wet and wild, Spicewood Springs is the place to go.
With the way the upcoming Texas weather is looking, you'll probably spend more of your time at either place than you'd expect.
Gorman Falls has a 70-foot-spring-fed waterfall that takes quite the hike to get to. Though, it's definitely worth it.
The waterfall is responsible for much of the pools you'll see throughout your day at the park, and for that many hikers are grateful.
Wild cave tours and camping are also offered at Colorado Bend, for those looking to get a little bit more adventurous.
Reservations for cave tours are required and can be made after a quick visit to the park's website.
There's quite the day ahead of you at Colorado Bend State Park.
Colorado Bend State Park
Price: Free - $5
Address: 2236 Park Hill Dr., Bend, TX
Why You Need To Go: This will be the peak trip of your entire summer.
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