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Late summer views from Auxier Ridge, Powell County, KY - 5 miles from Mile 72

Sept 20: Auxier Ridge is a narrow, sandstone ridge above the Red River that yields many big sky overlooks. From the end of the ridge, you can see Courthouse Rock, a monolithic column or nipple of sandstone and Double Arch, an arch that has eroded into two distinct gaps. Unfortunately, the Auxier section in the Red River Gorge is an orphaned trail system with no connection (other than with a road) to the remainder trail network. At Gray's Arch Trailhead at mile 72, you will need to travel to the end of Tunnel Ridge Road to start the hike. You could connect via a deer path up the ridge from Martin's Fork, but it isn't an easy hike.