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


Site Info.

Opening March of 2022!
Thursday – Monday
9:30 – 5:00pm
Please Note:
No facilities Tuesday-Wednesday

Closest Town: Stanton, KY
Onsite Restrooms Available
Potable Water Available


Events & educational opportunities coming soon!

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 rocking 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…

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!

FIND Adventure - On Site

  • Visitor center
  • Gift shop with local crafts & souvenirs
  • Area trail maps
  • Interpretive exhibits
  • The Bison Way Trail (.5 miles)
  • The Tower Rock Trail (.5 miles)
  • Picnic areas
  • Leashed dogs are always welcome!

FIND Adventure - Off Site

  • Sky Bridge Recreation Area
  • 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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