Gorge Yourself Posted on October 4, 2013 By Robbie Clark
The Red River Gorge might offer some of the best outdoor opportunities, but there’s also something for your belly
A quick jaunt to the Red River Gorge area, only about an hour away, for a day trip or a weekend camping getaway is a popular recreational pursuit for people in Lexington. The vast canyon system, with its sandstone cliffs and ridges, makes the area inside the Daniel Boone National Forest a renowned destination for rock climbers, and for those taken with thrill seeking, there’s over 600 miles of hiking trails of varying difficulty – just about all of them offer some sort of striking vista along the way. (And even still, if hiking is too much, there’s always the Sky Lift at the Natural Bridge State Park which can cart you to your airy destination.)
And there’s also the food.
Along the side roads off of the Mountain Parkway, a number of restaurants and diners, from greasy spoons to eclectic organic cafes, have become almost as popular of destinations as their surrounding outdoor environs. Notoriously managed and staffed by laid-back climbers trying to make a buck in between their time on the face of a cliff, these “off the side of the road” establishments are personable, and satiating, pit stops after a day’s hike.
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jameskay: im new to this ...I love the gorge ... I have heard of a place called leukeegee (spelling maybe wrong )has anyone heard of it and if so how to get to it ...
Mar 9, 2016 9:50:56 GMT -5
Garmin mapping GPS map of RRG: The link on the Home Page to the Garmin GPS map file is broken. Does anyone have this file? Please contact Rich at RRRRLEWIS@GMAIL.COM Many thanks!
Mar 17, 2016 15:54:29 GMT -5
Curious: How do I pay a parking ticket gotten at Red River Gorge
Apr 9, 2017 21:52:33 GMT -5
Red River Darth: Anyone know how to get to Sky View Arch? seems to have little to no info
Aug 18, 2017 8:43:45 GMT -5
stixman: I was sure where to post this request, but would it be possible to add a link to my website hhttps://www.kentuckywalkingstick.com on your link page? I am from eastern Kentucky and have been making walking sticks and canes for many years..
Apr 16, 2018 0:00:43 GMT -5
jamiekaj: I'm new to climbing (been in the gym for about a month now) and am looking for partners to get me to the gorge and back (from Lexington) / teach me a few things. I have gear (minus a rope) and could provide pizza, gas, and beer.
Jul 25, 2019 15:20:13 GMT -5