Price per person (ages 12 and up). Creation Museum general admission is not required or included.Pricing & Registration
Lift up your eyes on high and see: who created these? He who brings out their host by number, calling them all by name, by the greatness of his might. (Isaiah 40:26, ESV)
For this Explore Day we will venture far away from the Creation Museum. In the beauty of Red River Gorge, we will discover amazing arch formations called natural bridges. With Dr. Danny Faulkner as our guide, learn how the present geology of the earth is a testament to a historical global flood described in the Bible.
The hikes to the arch formations included in this event are classified as easy to moderate. Therefore, you must be physically able and prepared for a full day of hiking (approximately eight miles). Due to the strenuous nature of the event, no children under the age of 12 are permitted.
Open to participants ages 12 and up. This is not a drop-off event for children. If a child is attending, one parent or guardian is required to accompany their child. All participants are responsible for transportation to and from the event.
Cheerwine is Dr. Faulkner’s favorite soft drink and one bottle of Cheerwine will be provided for each participant to enjoy with lunch.
Explore Arches is scheduled from 8:00 a.m. to approximately 4:00 p.m.
Location: Red River Gorge, Stanton, KY 40387
|8:00 a.m.||Meet at Junior Williamson Rest Area (exit 33 on the Bert T. Combs Mountain Parkway)
|9:00–11:00 a.m.||Gray’s Arch Trail
|11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.||Rock Bridge Trail #207 (1.5 miles)
|1:00–3:00 p.m.||Chimney Top Rock #235 & Princess Arch #233 (approx. 1 mile for both)
|3:00–4:00 p.m.||Sky Bridge Loop #214 (1 mile)
Please keep in mind that some of our activities are contingent upon weather.
You can find answers to common questions on the Explore Days FAQ page.
Please contact us for more information or if you would like to schedule a private Explore day for your group.
For those adults and families wanting to camp overnight at Red River Gorge or spend additional time in the area after the scheduled events, there are a few fun activities available for your family at the gorge, however, the following events are not included in the cost of the event.
Visit Gladie Visitor Center and learn about the history of this area of the country.
Take the chair lift to the top of Natural Bridge by purchasing either a one-way or round-trip ticket.