Outdoor Adventures in Kentucky’s Red River Gorge
Enjoy active adventures in the Red River Gorge of Kentucky as you zipline, rock climb, kayak and more. Learn about history, culture, geology and nature from experts along the way.
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Program No. 23152RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

Take learning to new heights on this elevated adventure above the beautiful Kentucky Red River Gorge. The Red River Gorge was sculpted by wind and water over 70 million years. Explore it from a bird’s eye view as you zipline, rock climb and walk across spectacular canopy bridges on daily active field trips. As you hike through the gorge, nature and geology experts clue you in on the flora, fauna and natural history of the region. Learn about history and culture with lectures, evening music and true Appalachian storytelling.
Activity Level
Outdoor: Spirited
Hiking up to eight miles. Rock climbing 2-4 hours on 'via ferrata' course divided into different levels of difficulty. Kayaking about one hour on flat water. Ziplining about two hours on five consecutive ziplines.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Enjoy a rock climbing excursion on the Torrent Falls while experiencing Via Ferrata with commentary by your expert instructor.
  • Kayak underground through an abandoned limestone mine filled with clear limestone waters, and learn about the history of mining.
  • Hike through the scenic Daniel Boone National Forest with a nature expert.
Featured Expert
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Octavia Sexton
A native of eastern Kentucky, Octavia grew up in a rich tradition of storytelling. Her genuine Appalachian dialect and love for her Kentucky Mountains are the magic that brings her stories to life. She is a master storyteller and experienced teaching artist. Literary great Loyal Jones says, "Octavia is one of our few, true folk artists and her performances are authentic representations of the tradition from which she comes." Her stories carry the listener into the mountains of eastern Kentucky.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Octavia Sexton
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