The Historic Daniel Boone Backcountry Byway
For decades, off road enthusiasts enjoyed driving the world class trails and long-established county roads of the region.
At a special meeting of the Powell Fiscal Court in Stanton KY on February 14th, 1969, Powell County Kentucky’s Judge Executive James J. Crowe approved the agenda item “franchise for guided Jeep tours”, thus establishing the official beginning of traditional vehicle-based backcountry travel in the Red River Gorge Region of the Daniel Boone National Forest. For decades, off road enthusiasts enjoyed driving the world class trails and long-established county roads of the region. The Red River, high cliff-lines, glorious sandstone arches, local culture, and the diverse flora and fauna of the forest provided a solid tourism resource which directly impacted the local economies. Such destinations as Sand Lick Road, known as “the Narrows” or White’s Branch Arch along with Sterling Road known as “The Nature Trail”, offered excellent recreation to all backcountry loving adventurers and importantly, delivered a robust tourism economy to the region. s support the JCF hopes to make greater contributions in 2022.... Read More