Gladie Visitor Center

Area Status: Open

Gladie Visitor CenterThe 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.

Gladie Visitor Center is operated in partnership with FIND Outdoors. Stay up to date by visiting the Gladie Facebook page. You can also email at

Interpretive exhibits provide a glimpse into the past and convey the wild, natural beauty that visitors seek today when entering the Red River Gorge. Passes, maps and local crafts and gifts are available. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday through Monday. (Closed Tuesday and Wednesday).

Open 10 am to 5 pm Thursday through Monday

Junior Ranger Booklet

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

Avenza Digital Maps

A Red River Gorge digital map is available from the Avenza Maps online map store. For the best user experience, use our maps within a GPS-enabled mobile app such as Avenza Maps. To find a map, go to Avenza's Get Maps page and search to locate a map.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Open Thursday through Monday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Operational Hours: Thursday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Monday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Open Season: March 30 - Late November
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: Rules and Regulations
Closest Towns: Stanton, KY
Water: Potable water is available
Restroom: Flush toilets are available.
Passes: You must purchase a pass if camping in the Red River Gorge (outside Koomer Ridge Campground) between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. 
Operated By: FIND Outdoors
Information Center: Gladie Office Contact Information

General Information


Parking is available at Gladie Visitor Center. 


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.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Visitor Programs

Interpretation of Gladie Historic Site

Interpretive Areas

Visitor Centers

Related Information

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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