Red River Gorge Scenic Byway
Length: 46.0 mi / 74.0 km
Time to Allow: Take one hour to drive or five hours to experience the entire byway.
One of the nation's special natural areas, Red River Gorge offers stone arches, caves, cliffs, ravines, and waterflows. Designated as a National Natural Landmark, a National Wild and Scenic River, and a National Geological Area, the landscape of this part of Kentucky offers scenic, natural, and recreation experiences.
A beautiful drive down the Red River Gorge Scenic Byway will take you to one of eastern Kentucky’s gems – the Red River Gorge. Grab your canoe or kayak, because you will want to take a trip down this striking river. Located within the Daniel Boone National Forest, it has perfect rapids for both beginners and more experienced enthusiasts.
With all the outdoor adventure available just off the road, it would be a shame to spend all your time on the Red River Gorge Scenic Byway within the confines of your car. The diverse terrain, sheer cliffs, and rolling river should be experienced first-hand, rather than through the finger-printed and bug-splattered windshield. Red River Gorge is a major stop for outdoor activities like kayaking and canoeing, rock climbing, and epic hiking treks. Campgrounds provide the opportunity to stay as long as you'd like to enjoy the area fully.
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1-Day Trip: Red River Gorge Scenic Byway
Enjoy fascinating geology, interesting plant life and wildlife viewing, and fun recreational opportunities inside the Red River Gorge Geological...