The Red River Gorge Loop: A Unique Geologic Area Professional Review and Guide
"This 27-mile drive starts at Slade just off the Mountain Parkway southeast of Lexington. From there it winds back and forth across the parkway to the small town of Pine Ridge. At Pine Ridge, it climbs and twists through the Red River Gorge Geological Area past some of the most spectacular scenery in Kentucky. Most of this drive is in the Red River Gorge Geological Area, a land of natural arches, unusual vegetation and animal life, rock shelters, wooded mountains, and miles and miles of hiking trails.
Fortunately for those who do not relish seeing their scenery on foot with a pack full of goodies on their backs, there is a good road through the area from which much of the beauty may be enjoyed. Special attractions: Rock formations, Daniel Boone National Forest. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more."