We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Red River Gorge Geological Area

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 3451 Sky Bridge Road, Winchester, KY 40380
Phone Number: 606-663-8100
Website
Improve this listing

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 174 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 126
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Awesome even in the snow

This was my first trip to the gorge in the winter and it did not disappoint. It was incredibly beautiful with all of the snow on the ground

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
kembo859
,
Lexington, Kentucky
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

174 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Lexington, Kentucky
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was my first trip to the gorge in the winter and it did not disappoint. It was incredibly beautiful with all of the snow on the ground

Helpful?
Thank kembo859
Louisville, Kentucky
Level Contributor
106 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best place to hike in the area. Beautiful views. Steep cliffs and drops, so be careful when visiting with small children.

Helpful?
Thank Lindsay F
Lexington, Kentucky
Level Contributor
13 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have hiked all of the gorge over 3-4 years and it's all been amazing. This place is great for children but not babies. I recommend Greys arch, and any trail a local suggests ! Overall great, also great for rock climbing, camping and canoes ! Also have local restaurants near by !

Helpful?
Thank VacationPro101
Indianapolis
Level Contributor
44 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of my favorite escapes. Perfect for nature-lovers, climbers, and campers. Great hikes and forest views. Natural Bridge State Park is a must-see while in the area, and Miguel's Pizza is a tradition for those who frequent the area.

Helpful?
Thank Bf B
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

The Red River Gorge has the best rock climbing in the Eastern U.S! There are many cabins and hotel accommodations for travelers. The scenery is beautiful! Its greenery is lush and in winter one can see the rock formations clearly.

Helpful?
1 Thank Cecille B
Level Contributor
26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

Awesome trip. Awesome people. Had a great hiking trip through the gorge with wife and dogs. Red river gorge cabins left some to be desired, but the area itself has it all, easy to difficult hikes, arches, waterfalls, etc.

Helpful?
Thank Orthocincy
Frankfort, Kentucky
Level Contributor
25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

The gorge area is a unique geographical area. It is like stepping into another world. The rock formations are unique to this area. The Nada tunnel which takes you into the gorge area was hued out of the mt. in a time before modern machinery. The educational center is educational and informative as well as interesting.

Helpful?
1 Thank Fran S
Richmond, Kentucky
Level Contributor
25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Great place for rock hounds and earth people who think that dinosaurs still roam the earth at sunset.

Helpful?
Thank NectarKY
Winchester, Kentucky
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

Very pretty ride up to the bridge. Beautiful area, tunnel through mountain. Beautiful natural sandstone bridge formation and hiking trails.

Helpful?
Thank Dana M
Hazard, Kentucky
Level Contributor
14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

We went hiking here for a weekend in October. The scenery is gorgeous. The hiking trails can be treacherous and challenging. You will encounter steep cliffs, slick rocks, steep hills, but when you get to your destination will be worth the effort. I would not recommend hiking here with small children or for the elderly.

Helpful?
Thank Lia B

Travelers who viewed Red River Gorge Geological Area also viewed

 

Been to Red River Gorge Geological Area? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Red River Gorge Geological Area and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question
Detroit, Michigan, United States
5 months ago
mayport
Elk Grove, California
9 months ago

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Red River Gorge Geological Area staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?