Difference between revisions of "Natural Bridge State Park"
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The park is centered around the amazing, 78 ft. long, 65 ft. high, natural stone bridge that formed over millions of years
This Park was created as a travel destination by the Lexington & Eastern Railway in 1896, and then later turned over the the State of Kentucky as a Kentucky State Park. In May of this year, the first major controversy in Park history arose after free access to a popular cave in the Park was restricted.
The arch is in a hilly, forrested area, part of the Daniel Boone National Forest. There are numerous other landmarks in thea area, such as other arches, caves, sinkholes, and unusual rocks. The whole park is near the Red River Gorge area
Flora and fauna
A mountain parkway runs to within a few miles of the park, from there, roads easily run to the park facilities
The Natural Bridge Sky Lift offers a quicker way than hiking to get to the bridge. Passengers ride the lift half a mile to some trails and a great view of the bridge
Note that the trails close at dark
Many people fall of cliffs each year, (around 40), which leads to a few deaths. Stay clear of open cliffs!