Gladie Visitor Center

Area Status: Temporarily Closed
This area is Closed

Gladie Visitor Center opens March 10, 2017; Friday through Monday 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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The Gladie Visitor Center is located in the Red River Gorge. Learn about the cultural heritage, unique resources and spectacular geology found within the boundaries of the Red River Gorge Geological Area and Clifty Wilderness.

Interpretive exhibits provide a glimpse into the past and convey the wild, natural beauty that visitors seek today when entering the Red River Gorge. 

Information about trails, camping and other activities in the area are available at the center. Maps and visitor passes are available for purchase.

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Nearby Trails:
Bison Way #210 (0.5 miles)
Tower Rock Trail # 229 (0.5 miles)

RRG Scenic Byway

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Maps, trail information, and recreational fee passes are available at the center during business hours from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily. Special events and activities are planned for public participation throughout the summer.  Participants of all ages can build a bluebird nesting box to take home. Gladie will host scheduled events through October. All events are free.
Fees None
Permit Info: You must purchase a permit if camping in the Red River Gorge (outside Koomer Ridge Campground) between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. 
Open Season: March 27 - November 23
Usage: Heavy
Closest Towns: Stanton
Water: Potable water is available
Restroom: Flush toilets are available.
Operated By: U.S. Forest Service
Information Center: Gladie Visitor Center
3451 Sky Bridge Road
Stanton, KY 40380

General Information


From I-64, take exit 98 to the Bert T. Combs Mountain Parkway. From the parkway, take exit 33 (Slade) and turn left onto KY 11. To access Gladie through Nada Tunnel, turn left onto KY 15 and travel 1.5 miles west to KY 77. Follow 77 to KY 715 and turn right. Stay on 715 and follow the signs to Gladie.


Parking is available at Gladie Visitor Center. 

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