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Pottsville Escarpment

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The Pottsville Escarpment is a resistant sandstone belt of cliffs and steep sided, narrow crested valleys in eastern Kentucky, USA. It features not only spectacular cliffs, but also rock shelters, waterfalls, and natural bridges.

It is largely located within the Daniel Boone National Forest, the original area of which was located to specifically include this rugged strip of land.

Several significant natural areas in Kentucky are located within the escarpment zone. These include the Red River Gorge Geologic Area, Natural Bridge State Park, and others.

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