Red River Gorge Guides

Are you looking for a fun experience to share with friends and family? Look no further, let us be your "Gateway to the Red River Gorge!" ™ Try one of our guided activities in the Red River Gorge.

Our basic guided rock climbing trips are a fantastic way to enjoy the area and set your adventurous spirit free. Find out why this area is one of the most popular climbing destinations in the world.

Would you like to try something different? Coming soon we will offer SUP Yoga / lessons and Recreational Tree Climbing.

Our Red River Gorge Guides have a mix of professional training and certifications, along with years of experience. We accommodate any experience level. All gear and equipment is included in the cost of the guided trip.

Guided experiences are available 7 days a week. Please contact us to reserve a day.  A 24-hour notice is preferred, but feel free to contact us for availability and we'll fit you in if possible.

Guided Rock Climbing Trips

See What Rock Climbing Is All About With Red River Gorge Guides

Pre-requisites: None


Do you want to find out what rock climbing  is all about and without having to learn all the technical stuff? Sign up for a guided climbing trip.

Our guides will set up the ropes and belay you while you and your friends enjoy a fun, safe day out in the Red River Gorge.

If you have any questions, Contact us and we will respond as promptly as we are able. Hope to see you on the rock.

1 to 6 people

Pre-requisites: Gym Climbing Experience

When climbing outdoors for the first time, let us help you make that transition to the crags with confidence. The focus is on safety, cleaning bolt anchors, rappelling, being lowered, belaying and leading theory.

As you book your trip, request in the comments the gym to outdoor course. Two consecutive half days are recommended over a full day.

If you have any questions, Contact us at 859-230-3567 to discuss this activity.

1 to 4 people

Climbing?  Rappelling?  Both?


Designed for the beginner/novice, Adventures With Chris  are guide/client built trips to get you out in "The Red" to see what going up or down the rock is all about.


After you book your trip, you can contact Chris at 606-481-4506 to plan your climbing, rappelling or combo trip.


Guided Climbing Rates

Rates are listed per person unless otherwise noted.

# in Group 1/2 day * Full day **
1 $150 $200
2 $100 $150
3 $90 $120
4 $80 $100
5 $70 $95
6 $65 $90

*Half day trips are up to 4.5 hours.

**Full day trips are 5 to 8 hours.

Are You Ready for Some Adventure with Red River Gorge Guides?

SUP Yoga / Lessons

Recreational Tree Climbing

Some other suggested items:

insect repellent
hat and/or sunglasses
your own harness and climbing shoes (if you have them)
rain gear

Please DO NOT bring:

alcoholic beverages
lawn chairs
You should bring no more than you can comfortably carry in a small daypack.

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Craig is the Supervisory Guide for all outdoor and outfitter activities at Red River Gorge Guides. An avid and lifetime outdoorsman, he has been on rope or boat for as long as he can remember. He has spent a lifetime in the forest and on the water working or playing.

Born and raised in Eastern Kentucky, he has 25+ years experience in land and natural resource management working as a contractor or an employee of various private, State, and Federal agencies throughout the United States and abroad.

He hopes to introduce you to one of our services that can provide you a lifetime of joy outdoors.

Chris is a Red River Gorge native and has spent his life exploring the outdoors and sharing his adventures with others.  He enjoys bouldering, mountaineering, traditional climbing and sport climbing.  He also enjoys mountain biking, paddling, arch bagging and hiking. When he is not out in nature as a Red River Gorge Guide, you can still find him out exploring and planning his next adventure.

A story teller and published author, he hopes to share his love of the Red River Gorge with any and all.

He is an AMGA Certified Single Pitch Instructor and has been climbing for over 25 years.

Erik is a Kentucky local, passionate about climbing in Red River Gorge and abroad. Erik enjoys multiple disciplines including Sport, Traditional, and Multi-pitch climbing. He has over 350 ticks in the Red River Gorge alone, including numerous First Ascents.

When not climbing, Erik is an active partner of the American Safe Climbing Association and RRG Fixed Gear Initiative, replacing manky, rusted bolts in Red River Gorge, having replaced well over 100 bolts and counting to date. Erik is a AMGA Certified Single Pitch Instructor, and member of the Wolfe County Search and Rescue Team.

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