TEMPORARILY CLOSED: See Our COVID-19 Response Below.
Help us celebrate the 5 year anniversary of the amazing gift that is Muir Valley from Rick and Liz Weber!

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As we all navigate these difficult times together, pausing to acknowledge the good times becomes more and more important. Join us in celebrating the 5 year anniversary of when Rick and Liz Weber blessed our community forever with the amazing gift of Muir Valley.

It’s difficult to believe that it has already been 5 years since Rick and Liz Weber blessed Red River Gorge climbers with their generosity by bestowing the largest gift any climbing community has ever seen. When the Webers gifted Muir Valley, they helped shape our community into what it is today. The disbelief that it has been 5 years is rivaled only by the tremendous honor we all feel by their generosity. From the moment we all tie in, to the moment we clip the chains, we feel their legacy every day, on every route, and in every move.

In the upcoming days please help us celebrate this wonderful gift by sharing your favorite memories and photos of Muir Valley. Post on Instagram using the hashtag #muirvalleyclimbing to be featured and spread the word! You can also share a message, memory or photo directly with Rick and Liz below.



COVID-19 Temporary Closure:

Attention All Climbers: Due to the current situation and Governor Beshear’s suggested actions we have made the decision to close Muir Valley and the parking lot, effective March 26th. Please stay home and stay safe.

We look forward to reopening as soon as safely possible.


Muir Valley is a nonprofit nature preserve and rock climbing park run by climbers, for climbers.  We provide an unforgettable outdoor experience through public access to world class climbing routes at all skill levels, well maintained hiking trails, and opportunities for volunteerism to give back to the community through environmental and climber safety stewardship. 

Located in the Red River Gorge area, Muir Valley is approximately 360 acres in size, walled in by over seven miles of majestic cliffs of hard Corbin Sandstone that range in height from 20 feet to over 200 feet. Over 400 climbs – both trad and sport – provide a spectacular experience to visitors from all over the world. Waterfalls, caves, and mountain streams add to the natural beauty. Mountain laurel, rhododendron, and many other species of wildflowers and plants grace the valley floor and hillsides.

Muir Valley was founded by Rick and Liz Weber, who purchased the land in 2004. The Weber’s spearheaded the development of the climbing, and managed Muir Valley until March 2015 when they gifted the land to the Muir Valley non-profit organization.  Needless to say, there is no Muir Valley without Rick and Liz Weber.  The board will continue to work diligently to carry on their vision and dream for Muir Valley.  With the help of many volunteers, donors and visitors we can make that a reality.

There is no charge for admission to Muir Valley to climb. There is a daily parking fee of $10 per vehicle that is collected at the parking lot. Or, you can click on the button below to purchase a 12 Month Parking Permit for $120.