There are many things to do in the Natural Bridge State Park and Red River Gorge area for the whole family. From hiking, rock climbing, canoeing, horseback riding, zip-lining, drag racing, swimming, fishing, antique searching, something is here for everyone. We have some of these listed here. Red River Gorge: Much of the Gorge is located inside the Daniel Boone National Forest and has been subsequently reserved as the Red River Gorge Geological Area, an area of around 44 square miles (110 km2). It has been designated a National Natural Landmark. The 20 square miles (52 km2) Clifty Wilderness Area lies entirely within the gorge. This intricate canyon system features an abundance of high sandstone cliffs, rock shelters, waterfalls, and natural bridges. There are more than 100 natural sandstone arches in the Red River Gorge Geological Area. The multitude of sandstone and cliff-lines have helped this area become one of the world’s top rock climbing destinations and is home to the Red River Gorge Climbers’ Coalition.
Today the tunnel is a one-way section of a two-way road, drivers must watch for the headlights of oncoming vehicles Nada tunnel is a 900-foot-long (270 m) and 12-foot-wide (3.7 m) (13 feet high) logging tunnel built between 1910 and 1912. Rock and dirt were removed by dynamite, steam drills, and hand tools. One man was killed during tunnel construction when he attempted to thaw frozen dynamite which exploded when he set it near a fire. “Nada Tunnel on Cumberland Ranger District“.