What To Do

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

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

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

Cable’s Riding Stable’s

Cable’s Riding Stable’s is family owned and operated. Fun for all ages. Come and ride some of our beautiful horses. Its nice and relaxing ride. Our Riding Stable is located about 10 miles from Natural Bridge State Park. The trail rides are a guided one hour tour, on an old dirt road. The scenery is breathtaking year-round. Check the out on Facebook.

Please call for reservations Adults $30 Kids 8-12 $20 


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

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

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


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

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

Leave No Trace Adventures

Permitted by the Forestry Service and fully insured, Leave No Trace Adventures are the guides to chose when adventuring the Red River Gorge. Let us guide you to all the places you wanna go with out worry! We’re the locals you are looking for! Visit our website to find out more and to book your adventure today! 😉 In addition to guided hiking, we also offer a shuttle service. We shuttle for weddings as well as to visit the busier trailheads. Please call us for a quote today! 

Somewhere in the Daniel Boone National Forest
Campton, KY 41301
(606) 362-7425

The Gorge Underground

The Gorge Underground is the coolest place in the gorge! (or the warmest in winter). Come experience a guided 1hr kayak tour completely underground or ride on our custom caveboat. Call or stop in for reservations. A perfect adventure for “bad weather” days because it is always 50 degrees and dry in the mine.

2593 Glencairn Rd
Rogers, KY 41365

(844) 254-6244

Hollerwood Off-Road Adventure

Hollerwood Park is 2,500 acres of leased property near Red River Gorge and Natural Bridge State Park, This is a premier outdoor recreation destination that will cater not only to locals, but will also bring in people from nearby counties and surrounding states.

We will endeavor to provide facilities and attractions that will appeal to a diverse demographic, and will allow for year-round receptions. We will also strive to keep the integrity of our community in-tact and will utilize the park to foster outdoor ethics and practices though education.

Hollerwood Park
2096 Highway 1036
Stanton, KY 40380


Kentucky Dragway

If you’re fan of fast cars and the excitement of racing, come on up the parkway to exit 18 and check out the Kentucky Dragway. This drag strip has races starting in March through December. If you’re brave enough, you can even come and race your daily driver on All Out Wednesday. Check out the website for the most up to date schedule and see what events they have planned.

718 11th Street
Clay City, KY 40312


Gladie Visitor Center

Learn about the cultural heritage, unique resources and spectacular geology found within the boundaries of the Red River Gorge Geological Area and Clifty Wilderness. Interpretive exhibits provide a glimpse into the past and convey the wild, natural beauty that visitors seek when entering the gorge.

Recreation information is available at the center. Maps and recreation fee passes are available for purchase.

Gladie Visitor Center
3451 Sky Bridge Road
Stanton, KY 40380

Meadows Golf Course

The 9-hole “Meadows” course at the Meadows Golf Course facility in Clay City, Kentucky features 2,845 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 36. The course rating is 35.5 and it has a slope rating of 113. Designed by Roscoe Meadows, the Meadows golf course opened in 1972.

365 Fife Lick Rd 
Clay City, KY  40312
(606) 663-4000

Beechfork Golf Club

The 9-hole “Beechfork” course at the Beechfork Golf Club facility in Clay City, Kentucky features 2,885 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 36. The course rating is 32.2 and it has a slope rating of 112 on Bermuda grass. Beechfork golf course opened in 1992.

1476 Pompeii Rd
Clay City, KY  40312
(606) 663-9479