My Top 5 Favorite Natural Arches in Kentucky

5 of My Favorite Natural Arches in Kentucky

Kentucky is just packed full of natural arches. In fact, it's ranked either second or third in the United States for most number of natural arches. We are behind only Utah and possibly Arizona. East of the Mississippi, however, we are ranked number one! 

That means that there are hundreds (if not thousands) of natural arches to be seen in the state! Many of these are off designated trails and seldom visited. It's up to the intrepid explorer to put in the time, energy and research to find these hidden treasures. In this spirit of exploration, I'm not going to spoil the locations of these arches here. I'll leave that up to you ;) 

So, without further ado, here are my five favorite natural arches in Kentucky that I've found so far!

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Sky View Arch, Red River Gorge, Kentucky.

Sky View Arch - A Hidden Gem in Red River Gorge

Skyview Arch, Red River Gorge, Kentucky
Skyview Arch, Red River Gorge, Kentucky

Visitors to Kentucky's Red River Gorge know that, at this point, there are very few truly hidden spots left in the area. There are some, however, and Sky View Arch is one of them.

If I were a betting man I'd say that this arch was formed out of a rock shelter whose roof partially collapsed. I found this arch quite reminiscent of Hopewell Arch, with the exception that this one has very few signs of visitors. There is virtually no worn path out to this spot and no vandalism that I noticed. It's for these reasons that I'll be keeping the location of this one a mystery!