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Red River Gorge Activities & Attractions

Things to Do in Red River Gorge

The main concern of most people traveling here is wondering about things to do in Red River Gorge, well we have provided an extensive list of things that are available to you during your stay with us. Below are directories to all sorts of attractions and activities. We provided you with general things to do in Red River Gorge, shops, restaurants and more! If you can’t find what you are looking for then you can also contact us and we will discuss other Red River Gorge activities you can do in the area.

Natural Bridge State Resort Park

Natural Bridge State Resort Park is a Kentucky state park located in Powell and Wolfe Counties along the Middle Fork of the Red River, adjacent to the Red River Gorge Geologic Area and surrounded by the Daniel Boone National Forest.

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Natural Bridge Sky Lift

Natural Bridge Sky Lift has provided visitors the opportunity to experience breathtaking landscape and imagery. Located amidst the scenic and world renown Daniel Boone Natural Forest and Red River Gorge Geological Area, the skylift takes you on a mile journey through spectacular mountain scenery.

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Phone: 606-663-2922

Red River Gorge Geological Area

The Red River Gorge is a canyon system on the Red River in east-central Kentucky. Geologically, it is part of the Pottsville Escarpment. Much of the Gorge is located inside the Daniel Boone National Forest and has been subsequently reserved as the Red River Gorge Geological Area, an area of around 29,000 acres.

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Pilot Knob Nature Preserve

Pilot Knob State Nature Preserve is located in Powell County, Kentucky, USA. A 730-foot outcrop is believed to be the place where Daniel Boone and his companion John Finley first looked out over the area in 1769.

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Red River Adventure Canoeing

Red River Adventure Canoeing is one of the many things to do in Red River Gorge and is the only canoe and kayak outfitter located directly in the Red River Gorge.

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Phone: 606-663-1012

Red River Gorge Zipline

Red River Gorge Zipline is an exhilarating, high flying adventure for all ages. Located 50 minutes from Lexington, KY and 15 minutes from Natural Bridge State Park.

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Phone: 606-668-6222

Muir Valley Climbing Area

Muir Valley provides a spectacular experience to visitors from all over the world. Waterfalls, caves, and mountain streams add to the natural beauty. Mountain laurel, rhododendron, and many other species of wildflowers and plants grace the valley floor and hillsides.

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Southeast Mountain Guides

Formerly Torrent Falls Climbing Adventure, Southeast Mountain Guides provides climbing and rappelling as one of the many things to do in Red River Gorge.

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Phone: 606-668-6613

Kentucky Reptile Zoo

Kentucky Reptile Zoo is a conservation area of reptile species. They also provide venom for antivenom and for medical and pharmaceutical research to help save lives.

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Phone: 606-663-9160

Gladie Cultural and Environmental Center

Gladie Cultural and Environmental Center is located in Daniel Boon National Forest within the boundaries of the Red River Gorge and Clifty Wilderness.

Phone: 606-663-8100
Address: 3451 Sky Bridge Road (Hwy 715)

Beechfork Golf Course

Phone: 606-663-9479
Address: 1476 Pompeii Road Clay City, KY

Red River Historical Museum

One of the things to do in Red River Gorge that you’ll want to experience is the Red River Historical Museum, preserves and displays items that are cultural, historical, and educational that are related to the local Red River Gorge Area.

Phone: 606-663-0696
Address: 4541 Main Street Clay City, KY

Powell County Tourism

Powell County Tourism is nestled between the Appalachian Mountains and the Bluegrass, boasting over 80 miles of marked hiking trails and hundreds of unmarked trails.

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Phone: 606-663-1161

Healing Touch Massage

Christy Lindon LMT
Many types of massage available: Swedish/Relaxation, Therapeutic/Deep Tissue, Pregnancy, Couple Massage, Hot Stone, Thai Yoga and Facials.
They will come to your cabin also. (Minimum 2 people)

Phone: 859-595-6388
Address: 205 North Main Street, Stanton, KY

U.S. Rigging Supply

U.S. Rigging Supply is your go-to supply store for any climbing gear you might need. Grab your climbing rope, lifelines, pulleys, and more before heading out to adventure.
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Nada Tunnel

Nada Tunnel is a historic 900-foot (270 m) long one lane tunnel on KY 77. Formerly a railway tunnel, it has often been described as the “Gateway to Red River Gorge” for the shortcut it provides motorists to the Red River Gorge.

Built for the Dana Lumber Company between 1910 and 1911, Nada Tunnel (pronounced nay-duh by locals) was an anagram of Dana. Solid limestone was blasted with dynamite and dug out with steam machinery and hand tools, with two teams working from each side of the ridge.

Red River Gorge Activities

Things to Do in Red River Gorge: Dining

Red River Rockhouse

Phone: 606-668-6656

Red River Smokehouse

Phone: 606-569-9600

Subway Slade

Phone: 606-663-7500

Miguel’s Pizza

Phone: 606-663-1975

Wilcy’s Pizza

Phone: 606-663-9069
Address: Stanton, KY

Sky Bridge Station

Phone: 606-668-9927

La Cabana

Phone: 606-663-0330

Things to Do in Red River Gorge: Shopping

Shabby Chic Country Mall

Phone: 606-663-0084
Address: 354 West College Avenue Stanton, KY

Artisan and Clock Gallery

Phone: 606-663-9701
Address: 1231 Natural Bridge Road

Pine Ridge Primitives

Phone: 606-663-9518
Address: 200 Baker Hill Estate Pine Ridge, KY

Ye Olde Country Peddler

Phone: 606-663-2683

Things to Do in Red River Gorge: Weddings

My Tiny Wedding

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Phone: 859-771-0384
Catering by D & M Market

Things to Do in Red River Gorge: Groceries

Daniel Boone Coffee Shop, Deli &Trading Post

Phone: 606-663-2549


Address: Stanton, KY

Things to Do in Red River Gorge: Reunions

Natural Bridge State Park

Phone: 606-663-2214

Natural Bridge Cabin Company Campground Shelter

Phone: 606-663-9352

Things to Do in Red River Gorge: Activities


Public Swimming Pool

Paddle Boats

Square Dancing on Hoe Down Island

Fishing in Mill Creek Lake

Dining Hemlock Lodge

Gift Shop



Miniature Golf

Miniature Golf

Nature Programs

Walking Path




Nature Programs

Walking Path




If you don’t find any Red River Gorge activities that you would like to partake in on this list, contact us and we will give you some more suggestions!

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