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Red River Gorge Geological Area

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Address: 3451 Sky Bridge Road, Winchester, KY 40380
Phone Number: 606-663-8100
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A Day Trip To The Red River Gorge Area

We were camping at the Zilpo Recreation area and took a day trip here. We started with the Natural Bridge State Park which is a must see in this area. The park is right off the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We were camping at the Zilpo Recreation area and took a day trip here. We started with the Natural Bridge State Park which is a must see in this area. The park is right off the Parkway and I suggest stopping at the rest area to get a map of the area. The park has a lodge, restaurant, campground but... More 

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Mount Sterling, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

A great place to spend the day, if you are a hiker. Great Trails, with a lot of sandstone rock formations.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We toured through the area with the sandstone arch formations. The map was a bit vague but we managed to see a few of the formations that weren't too far from the road. In mid-April there were some flowering trees, I think Dogwood. It wasn't crowded, but parking was sometimes hard to find. Natural Bridge is in the same general... More 

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East Grand Rapids, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We enjoyed hiking here. The trails are all pretty short, so you can take your kids easily. We hiked Rock Bridge, Sky Bridge, Angel Windows, Chimney Top, Princess Arch, Gray's Arch and Natural Bridge (at the state park nearby). We were two families with 7,8,9,10 year-old children, all of whom did all those hikes without major complaints. The scenery was... More 

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Warwick, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We drove through here on our way home, and the landscape is just spectacular. Sadly, we couldn't take as many photos as we would have liked, as it was getting dark by the time we drove through. We will definitely be coming back.

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Lexington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I've hiked this area a few times now and have gone at different times throughout the year, spring, summer and fall. There are more people out and about in the summer but the trip is worth the drive, as well as the views and multitude of variety in trail terrain.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I was there in May and it was the perfect time. The weather was cool enough for hiking in to our climbs and hot while we were climbing. I highly recommend bring more water then you expect to drink as the climate is dryer than expected.

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Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

The impressive sites in the area are just spectacular. Natural Bridge, Rock Arch Bridge, Waterfalls, scenic Sheltowee Trace trail, Balanced Rock, Battleship Rock, Sky Bridge and with rock climbing cliffs abound. Sometimes words do not describe a place. This is one of them. http://youtu.be/HpMbng61DtU

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Winchester, Kentucky, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Rock Bridge is one of my very favorite places to go. The waterfall is beautiful all year long and the hike there is not too far. We play in the water, skip rocks and enjoy the view. It is pretty steep in some spots and there are cliffs so keep a close eye on younger children. I think it is... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We mostly drove throughout the loop and surrounding community. We did hike out on the natural bridge and enjoy the view. It is a neat place to go if you are are a laid back outdoor enthusiast. The amenities in the area are limited. For campers who prefer tents and roughing it in the outback, it is great. Trails abound.

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