Red River Gorge Geological Area
Daniel Boone National Forest
Many of you probably don't know this but Kentucky has the 3rd largest concentration of natural arches in the United States (behind Utah and Arizona) and the highest concentration east of the Rocky Mountains, many of which are found in The Red River Gorge. Interestingly, most of the arches aren't really noted on National Park maps so you've got to go find them. With a forecasted partly sunny day a couple of Sunday's ago I headed out to specifically shoot arches, if the waterfalls are in the sun, then to me arches are the next best thing. We visited 4 this day and the one that I enjoyed shooting the most was Indian Arch. Located high atop a mountain that overlooks the Gladie Historical site along the Sheltowee Trace National Trail, the arch is a real surprise when you top the stairs as it stretches a short distance from the plateau and then over the cliff side a short distance. One thing I really like about this beauty is the color, rich red and orange tones. It's a must see, that is if you're willing to make the 2 mile hike with a 400 ft. elevation gain, and that's the quickest way to it.
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