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Potash Road, Moab

(4.5/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web)
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. Make Potash Road part of your personalized Moab itinerary using our Moab travel itinerary planner.
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  • This drive started out in a blizzard for us. We could not see the distant rock formations but could see the ones close up. It was still pretty. Then the sun came out and we were at the river overlook....  more »
  • We have traveled this off road trail quite a bit, This last time was not a good ride. Due to all the rains, it was a very harsh trail. Not bumpy but "harsh". It will take some time to dirty up and smo...  more »
  • THis short driving tour was easy and gave us a chance to view road side hieroglyphics! so cool! GO! before leaving Moab for sure!