Gladie Visitor Center

The Gladie Visitor Center, operated in partnership with the US Forest Service, is your gateway to information and adventures within the Red River Gorge and beyond!

3451 Sky Bridge Rd.
Stanton, KY 40380
Office Phone

(606) 663-8100

Site Info.

Hours of Operation:

Gladie Visitor Center is currently closed and will be closed the remainder of December, January and February with a March reopening date to be announced.

Latitude: 37.83329468
Longitude: -83.60774657

-Closest Towns: Stanton
Slade, Frenchburg, KY
-Onsite Restrooms Available
-Potable Water Available


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The Gladie Visitor Center, nestled in the Red River Gorge within the Daniel Boone National Forest, is your first stop for over 40,000 acres of camping, backpacking, hiking, and boating. There are over 100 natural sandstone arches within the Gorge, and because of the multitude of sandstone cliffs and wall faces, this area has become home to some of the best rock climbing in the world! Within the visitor center, you’ll find area information, safety notifications, trails maps, and souvenirs to commemorate your trip to this amazing natural area. Looking for a quick stretch of the legs? Gladie has two short nature trails that will begin to introduce you to the wider world of the Red River Gorge. Make the drive to Gladie, and you’ll be in for the adventure of a lifetime…

For more information on the Gladie’s reopening, please see the Forest Service press release!

While getting “out there” and getting your hands dirty, make sure to do your part to recreate responsibly. Take a minute to visit our FIND forest friends and learn how!


SMS Text Alerts are now available for Gladie and the Red River Gorge. Simply text RRG t0 (833) 676-3947 to receive updates on the visitor center, trails, emergency situations and much more.

FIND Adventure - On Site

  • Visitor center
  • Gift shop with local crafts & souvenirs
  • Area trail maps
  • Interpretive exhibits
  • Picnic areas
  • Leashed dogs welcome on grounds, but please
    don’t bring them inside! Thanks for understanding.


Programs and Events at Gladie

FIND Adventure - Off Site

  • Sky Bridge Recreation Area
  • The Bison Way Trail (.5 miles)
  • The Tower Rock Trail (.5 miles)
  • Chimney Top Recreation Area
  • Grays Arch Recreation Area
  • Koomer Ridge Campground
  • Copperas Creek Canoe Launch
  • Clifty Wilderness Area
  • Natural Bridge State Park
  • Red River Gorge Geological Area

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