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Potash Road, Moab

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Known by locals as Potash Road, the official name of this scenic drive is Potash-Lower Colorado River Scenic Byway. The road was ranked one of the most beautiful highways in 1963, and the scenery hasn't changed much--you'll navigate among towering red cliffs and layered sandstone rocks with views of the Colorado River. Although it was built to service potash mines, the 24.1 km (15 mile) stretch of paved road quickly became popular with tourists after it was completed. Passageways to both Canyonlands National Park and Dead Horse Point State Park break off from the paved section of the road. Watch for various highlights along the byway: three natural arches, petroglyphs, and dinosaur footprints. Some of these sights are hard to miss, while the others are marked by signs. Put Potash Road into our Moab road trip tool and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Many interesting side canyons and a few arches are visible from the road. We drove as far as the Potash facility. Well worth the side trip!  more »
  • Simply follow the road long in colorado take the time to stop to admire the Indian petroglyph old millennia and then at the end of the road after the factory pothach continue on the 4 x 4 track required spaces are immense and you will come to colorado loops it's free a little splendid secret
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  • We drove this road in the winter, after a significant snowfall. Along the river and up to Potash is spectacular! At Potash, the road maintenance ends and it gets sketchy after that. Our car got stuck ...  more »
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