Daniel Boone Backcountry Byway The Daniel Boone Backcounty Byway is a OHV Recreational route consisting of existing county roads. The concept was adopted by the successful Rubicon Trail in California. This byway system will utilizing primitive county roads to revitalize the tourism industry and incubate economic development in the respective counties. Essentially, Estill, Lee, Powell and Wolfe, are ripe for multiple use recreational tourism and the hundreds of miles of primitive county roads provide a perfect venue for such industry. County roads remain the primary right of way through the beautiful and rugged eastern deciduous forest landscape of the region. The county roads display the geology, flora, and fauna to people of all physical abilities, safely and sustainably. NO ATV's allowed. Only listened registered vehicles. Maps coming soon.
Red River Gorge National Scenic Byway Drive though our beautiful county from the comfort of your own vehicle. Experience 1 of only 3 National Scenic Byways in Kentucky on the Red River Gorge National Scenic Byway. This 46 mile journey starts in Stanton winds its way through the Red River Gorge and also through Natural Bridge State Park. Witness the amazing beauty of our area as you travel along. Attraction on the byway include the Gladie Cultural-Environmental Learning Center, Nada Tunnel, and views of stone arches or unique rock formations. Portions of the byway also parallel the Red River, a designated wild and scenic river. Step into the Gorge and experience the natural beauty by exploring one of many overlooks and trails which lead to stone arches and waterfalls or take you below the cliffline deep into the gorge. Vehicles larger than 12 feet wide or 12 feet tall should enter the Gorge from the KY 715 end of the byway, or from the north side on KY 77. Large vehicles may not be able to pass through Nada Tunnel.
Quilt Block Driving Tour Have fun exploring our area while looking for barn quilt blocks on the Quilt Block Driving Tour. Just what are barn quilt blocks? Quilting has a long and storied history in this area and many people have chosen to celebrate that history by replicating a particular quilt pattern that has significance to them and placing it on another Kentucky icon, the old tobacco barn. Each pattern you see will be different and you will have fun trying to "collect them all" as you travel around searching them out.