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Red River Gorge | Slade | Natural Bridge

Explore the Red River Gorge and all that this beautiful region has to offer. Take out on an adventure with your friends or loved ones and enjoy anything from the mild to the extreme. Hiking and Rock Climbing is what Red River Gorge is famous for, but some of the other things you can do are Swimming, Fishing, Kayaking, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Zip Lining, or Play a round of Miniature Golf and check out the Reptile Zoo.

Red River Gorge Geological Area

The Red River Gorge is a uniquely scenic area in the Daniel Boone National Forest. The area is known for its abundant natural stone arches, unusual rock formations, and spectacular sandstone cliffs. The Red River Gorge is designated as a national geological area by the U.S. Forest Service.

3451 Sky Bridge Road
Stanton, Kentucky 40380
(606) 663-8100
https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/dbnf/maps-pubs/?cid=stelprdb5345319

Natural Bridge State Park

Natural Bridge State Resort Park invites you to experience a truly magnificent and serene natural environment. Come and explore the beauty of natural arches and rugged sandstone cliff lines. Our greatest attribute remains the same: the “Natural Bridge,” This magnificent arch, which is 65 feet tall and 78 feet long, is one of the most famous natural sandstone arches in Kentucky.

2135 Natural Bridge Rd
Slade, Kentucky 40376
(606) 663-2214
https://www.kentuckytourism.com/natural-bridge-state-resort-park/

Red River Gorge Zipline

Life is short – Have More Fun! Red River Gorge Zipline is the area’s #1 attraction and is just 50 minutes from Lexington in the beautiful Red River Gorge Area. Professionally guided 2-3 tours take you across 5 separate ziplines 300’ above the Gorge at speeds up to 55 MPH. As part of your tour you will get to experience and walk across 4 unique canopy bridges.

455 Cliffview Road
Campton, Kentucky 41301
(606) 668-6222
www.redrivergorgezipline.com

Thrillsville Adventure Park

The opportunities for outdoor adventure are endless here at Thrillsville. Book your adventures online or give us a call to schedule an experience to fit your individual, group or family trip.

693 Natural Bridge Rd
Slade, Kentucky 40376
(844) 254-6244
www.thrillsville.org

Red River Adventure

Red River Adventure is the only canoe and kayak outfitter located directly in the Red River Gorge.  Park your car at our riverside campground and let us take you up-river to begin your Red River Adventure!  Your canoe or kayak adventure ends back at our campground and your parked car.

394 Sky Bridge Rd
Stanton, Kentucky 40380
(606) 663-1012
www.redriveradventure.net

Kentucky Reptile Zoo

There are over 70 different reptiles on display at the Kentucky Reptile Zoo. You will walk through the Tropics building, the North America building, the Giants building, out to the covered Cobra deck, and outside to our Aquatics area and Alligator pond. Tours are offered on a walk-in basis when open.

200 L&E Railroad Place
Slade, Kentucky 40376
(606) 663-9160

Whisper Valley Riding Trails

As you ride our trails you will find a rhythm with your horse, a wholeness with your surroundings and if you listen closely you might just hear the Whisper of the Valley. Open Year Round, by appointment!

5695 Hwy 52 West
Beattyville, Kentucky 41311
(859) 302-4693
www.whispervalleytrails.com

Kentucky Rock & Adventure Guides

All climbing trips are led by a KRAG Guide who is an AMGA Single Pitch Instructor, safety conscious, and simply loves what they do. Come share in our passion!

8 KY-715 N
Pine Ridge, Kentucky 41360
(606) 668-9927

Hiking

Fabulous trails and views from either Red River Gorge Geological Area or the Natural Bridge State Park. For maps in Red River Gorge area go here and print what you want:  http://rrgtoday.com/maps.html

For hiking map to Natural Bridge State Park go to this site and print off: http://parks.ky.gov/!userfiles/aParkBrochures/Maps/NaturalBridge.pdf

Southeast Mountain Guides

Welcome to your headquarters for Via Ferrata climbing, guided rock climbing, and guided rappelling services throughout the Southeast United States; home based in the Red River Gorge, Kentucky!

1617 N KY HWY 11
Campton, Kentucky 41301
(606) 668-6613
www.southeastmountainguides.com

Red River Gorge Guides

Are you looking for a fun experience to share with friends and family? Look no further, you have found it! Try rock climbing in the Red River Gorge to see what it is all about! Red River Gorge Guides basic guided rock climbing and rappelling trips are a fantastic way to enjoy the area and set your adventurous spirit free.

Find out why this area is one of the most popular climbing destinations in the world with the oldest established guiding service in the Red River Gorge.

Our basic trips and technical courses can accommodate any experience level. All gear and equipment is included in the cost of the guided trip. Reservations are required.

415 Natural Bridge Road
Slade, Kentucky 40376
(859) 230-3567
https://redrivergorgeguides.com

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