Scenic USA - Kentucky

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Gladie Creek Cabin

Gladie Creek Cabin

Photo by Ben Prepelka

     The Gladie Creek Cabin, the oldest structure in Red River Gorge, was built in the 1880s. Reminiscent of pioneer days, it's fitting that the Gladie Creek Historic Site is located in the Daniel Boone National Forest. The cabin was used as a post office for the community at the mouth of Gladie Creek. Now refurbished and decorated with period furniture and houseware, the cabin gives a good representation of early American settler's homes. Nearby the Gladie Creek Bridge on State Route 715 is the Gladie Creek Cultural Environment Learning Center. The center houses exhibits of the logging period and local geology of the Red River Gorge area.
     Red River Gorge is also know for its natural sandstone arches. The area holds one of the greatest concentrations of arches east of the Mississippi. The gorge features over 80 arches, carved over a 100 million years ago from the softer shale and siltstone. Trails wind through the maze of side canyons, along the ridges and beneath high sandstone cliffs, making for a variety of small adventures.


 

 

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