• Hiking in Eastern Kentucky, Red River Gorge, Pilot Knob and the Natural Bridge
  • Red River Gorge - Thunder to the Tunnel
  • Camping at Red River Gorge and Natural Bridge - Powell County
  • Eastern Kentucky Zipline, Red River Gorge, The Natural Bridge
  • Rock Climbing in the Red River Gorge

WELCOME TO POWELL COUNTY, KENTUCKY

Nestled between the Appalachian Mountains and the Bluegrass, we are located in one of the most scenic areas of Kentucky. Outdoor Adventure abounds here with over 80 miles of hiking trail voted the Best Places to Hike in Kentucky in the Red River Gorge, the Natural Bridge State Park and the Pilot Knob State Nature Preserve. We are also home to hundreds of miles of breathtaking Cycling Routes, one of the world's premier Sport and Traditional Climbing destinations and miles of Canoeing or Kayaking on Kentucky's only Wild & Scenic River. You can also fly through the trees on two area Zip Lines.

But Powell County is much more than outdoor adventure. Listen to world class Bluegrass Music, try your hand at Clogging, or step back in time at one of the few remaining original Drive In Theaters in the country. Educate yourself by touring through the Red River Historical Museum. Explore all there is to see at the Gladie Cultural & Environmental Learning Center, or learn about our reptile friends in one of the world's largest collections of venomous snakes at the Kentucky Reptile Zoo. Exciting Motorsports are also found here with a family owned IHRA sanctioned Drag Strip, ATV park, and a top notch KDKA sanctioned Go Kart Speedway.

After you have recharged, you'll need to eat.  We have you taken care of there as well.  From world class pizza, ethnic fare and quick bites to down home country cookin', we are serving up what's hot and tasty.  Before you leave though, check out some of the many shops here.  With so much to do and see you just may not want to ever leave!

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Thunder to the Tunnel

10:00 106 Nada Tunnel Rd., Stanton, KY 40380

Red River Gorge “Thunder to the Tunnel” Car and Bike Show

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Archaeology Weekend

10:00 Gladie Center - Red River Gorge

September 21st : Archaeology Weekend Time: Starts at 10:00 am Contact: (606) 663-8100…

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Natural Bridge by Moonlight

19:00 Natural Bridge State Resort Park, Slade, KY 40380

Natural Bridge by Moonlight

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Fig Race

08:00 Natural Bridge State Resort Park, Slade, KY 40380

November 1st : Fig Race (Endurance Race in the Park) Contact: 859-619-6464…

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