Red River Gorge re-opens some trails

WINCHESTER, Kentucky (FOX19) - U.S. Forest Service officials reopened a portion of Tunnel Ridge Road and some trails in the Red River Gorge, Friday, after they were closed last month because of wildfires.

All trails are open except for Rush Ridge Trail # 227. The Auxier Ridge area, including the trail system, will remain closed while they check for damages in the area.

A fire ban remains in effect for the Red River Gorge. No campfires or other open flames are allowed.

The fine for setting a fire for any reason in the area is a minimum of $500 plus a mandatory court appearance and could receive up to 6 months in prison.

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