We’ve talked about the best places to eat and some fun activities to do during your Red River Gorge Cabin Rental stay. But how about if you just want to relax and take in some breath taking views? Here is a list of beautiful places to visit during your Red River Gorge Cabin Rental say.
Gray’s Arch Loop
Gray’s Arch is one of the most popular places to visit in Red River Gorge. On this trail and the alternative longer trail, visitors arrive at one of Red River Gorge’s most spectacular arches. During its peak season, Gray’s Arch can be busy, some have seen wedding parties and families and friends enjoying this location. Even on winter days, you will most likely not be alone while visiting Gray’s arch, but it seems there is always plenty of space for all to enjoy. Some can hike the trait faster but you should allow for 2-4 hours and most arrive at Gray’s Arch and spend time exploring and resting. The scenery is spectacular, the geology is interesting; and, the arch itself is a perfect place to have lunch and explore. Pack a lunch and enjoy the adventure!
Torrent Falls is a landmark location near the Natural Bridge State Park, Red River Gorge and Daniel Boone National Forest. Torrent Falls offers some of the best rock climbing experiences for beginners to professional. Whether you’ve dreamed of going rock climbing or are a professional rock climber, Southeast Mountain Guides, formerly known as Torrent Falls Climbing Adventure, can help you learn the basics or take you on a challenging climb up the canyon walls. All trips are private so the only people around you are anyone else you’ve reserved in your group and your instructor.
An interesting way to enter the Red River Gorge is through the 900-foot long Nada Tunnel. This tunnel was built for a logging railroad during the early 1900s. The tunnel is on the National Register of Historic Places. If you are driving down this tunnel, it is a one-way section of a two-way road, drivers must watch for the headlights of oncoming vehicles. The tunnel is 12-foot-wide by 13 feet high, so RVs, tour buses, and other high vehicles should be extremely cautious when driving through it. Construction of the tunnel began in December 1910 and was completed in late September of 1911. Rock and dirt were removed by dynamite, steam drills and hand tools. The tunnel allowed locomotives to haul logs 15 miles to the Clay City Sawmill.