Please visit the US Forest Service's website for more information.
Brief History of the GorgeAccording to Zoe Strecker (2007), the Red River Gorge in Kentucky is one of the best places to explore arches, defined as geological formations which took millions of years to form. In her book, Off the Beaten Path: Kentucky, she explains how the Red River shaped the Red River Gorge very similar to how the Colorado river shaped the grand canyon. Over an estimated millions of years, the river cut and left quite impressive rock formations, also known as arches. In the Red River Gorge there are an estimated one-hundred fifty (150) arches, a number surpassed only by Arches National Park in Utah, USA.
Strecker, Z. (2007). Off The Beaten path: Kentucky, A Guide To Unique Places. Connecticut: Globe Pequot Press.