The 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.