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Things To Do

Activities in Red River Gorge


Red River Gorge is the perfect place for adventurers. The growth of hiking and rock climbing’s popularity in the area can make it seem like they’re the only attractions available – but the fun doesn’t stop there. At over 29,000 acres to explore, it can be easy to get overwhelmed with where to visit. Picking the right adventure for you can be overwhelming – take a tip from the team at StayOver and check out some of our favorite activities in The Gorge.


Gladie Visitor Center

Learn about cultural heritage, unique resources, and spectacular geology. If you’re seeking information, The Gladie Visitor Center has it!

Thrillsville “The Gorge Underground”

An amazing kayaking experience through a beautiful cave in Red River Gorge. They also offer pontoon boat tours!

Red River Gorge Zipline Tours

Enjoy the rushing winds of up to 55 MPH while flying 300 feet over the Gorge! With 2 dual racing lines, 3 Sky Bridges, and more – this is an adventure worth experiencing.

Southeast Mountain Guides

An amazing place with a spectacular view! Featuring the only Via Ferrata in Red River Gorge, this gorgeous slice of Kentucky is perfect for beginner rock climbers.

Natural Bridge Kentucky State Park

This state park features the famous Natural Bridge trail and Skylift. Check out the gift shop and dine at the wonderful Sandstone Arches restaurant.

Whisper Valley Trails

Explore this 50-acre Nature Park on horseback! This adventure includes waterfalls, creeks, towering sandstone cliffs and a 100ft. cavern.

Kentucky Reptile Zoo

The Kentucky Reptile Zoo offers guided tours with Reptile Talks. Be sure to call the day of your visit and see if they are doing venom extractions!

Of course, this list is small in comparison to everything there is to see in the Red River Gorge. Book your cabin, grab your adventure gear, see the Milky Way, go fishing, explore the mountains, visit craft shops – the opportunities in the Gorge are enormous and growing every day!

If you aren’t sure what activities to choose for your trip, contact our Guest Services at 606-268-8787 or by email at We are here to offer suggestions and help you enjoy all things Red River Gorge!

StayOver follows the “Leave No Trace” philosophy and asks that you do the same. If you explore the property of Red River Gorge during your stay, please take any trash back with you. We are committed to preserving this beautiful, historic land that we are so lucky to be a part of.