Red River Gorge Scenic Byway, Kentucky

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Take a journey through magnificent natural wonders on the Red River Gorge Scenic Byway. From the historic Nada Tunnel to the end of the Byway in Zachariah, KY, discover over 100 hundred stone arches, waterfalls, and plenty of natural beauty. Carved over eons by the Red River, today's Gorge is now Kentucky's prime site for outdoor adventures such as canoeing, rock climbing, and kayaking.

One of the main attractions to the Red River Gorge Scenic Byway is the proliferation of natural stone arches, which frame forested areas, ridges, and cliffs. 70 million years of wind and water has created one of the most unique areas in the eastern US. Perhaps you'll succumb to the lure of these many cliffs and ridges, and enjoy the area's excellent rock climbing. Or, if a tamer sort of adventure is more alluring, try out the many hiking and walking trails leading to the various arches and waterfalls.

The lands around the Red River Gorge were home to ancient civilizations thousands of years ago. Many of their rock shelters were later used by early pioneers and settlers. Despite the challenges of transporting the results of their labors through or around the gorge's rock formations, mining and lumbering was a way of

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The Red River Gorge, located at 37.817; -83.667, is a canyon system on the Red River in east-central Kentucky. Geologically, it is part of the Pottsville Escarpment. Much of the Gorge has been purchased as part of the Daniel Boone National Forest and has been subsequently reserved as the Red River Gorge Geological Area, an area of around 28,000 acres . It has been designated a National Natural Landmark. The 13,000 acre Clifty Wilderness Area lies entirely within the gorge. This intricate canyon system features an abundance of high sandstone cliffs, rock shelters, waterfalls, and natural bridges. There are more than 100 natural sandstone arches in the Red River Gorge Geological Area. The multitude of sandstone and cliff-lines have helped this area become one of the world's top rock climbing destinations and is home to the Red River Gorge Climbers' Coalition. Kentucky's Natural Bridge State Park is immediately adjacent to this area, featuring one of the largest natural bridges
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