The Red River Gorge Road Trip Every Kentuckian Should Take
Red River Gorge is a popular destination in Kentucky that may seem intimidating to some. True, it is filled with rocky gorges, cliffside views, and thick forests, but it is definitely an area every Kentuckian can enjoy. Now, it should be respected as the outdoor playground that it is, but there is so much in this adventurous part of Kentucky that everyone should experience a Red River Gorge road trip at least once. If you’ve always wanted to visit this area but were hesitant or intimidated, check out our plan for a weekend away that will satisfy your adventurous spirit while showing you the best of Kentucky’s Red River Gorge.
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When planning your own Red River Gorge road trip, keep in mind that this specific adventure is best taken on a Saturday and Sunday if you want to take advantage of the restaurants along the way. Of course, you can change it up to meet your needs and timeframe!
Red River Gorge is a natural wonder that Kentucky is so lucky to have. Don’t miss out on a chance to explore this adventurous and beautiful area of our state. Are you a frequent visitor of Red River Gorge? If not, would you be up for this road trip? Let us know in the comments!
Don’t forget to share awesome photos from your journey with us on the Kentucky Nature Lovers Facebook group or tag us on Instagram using #onlyinkentucky for a chance to see them featured!
For another road trip for nature lovers, check out our waterfalls adventure here.
A Cincinnati native who has lived in Kentucky for over 10 years, Andrea's heart belongs both in the Queen City and the Bluegrass State. After earning an education degree and working in that field for a number of years, Andrea began to pursue her passion for writing over 6 years ago. Since then she has written for a number of print and online publications, as well as published a children's book.
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