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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. Make Potash Road part of your personalized Moab itinerary using our Moab travel itinerary planner.
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  • Paved road Hwy 279, Potash Road, also known as the Potash-Lower Colorado River Scenic Byway running alongside the Colorado through a deepening, sheer-walled Wingate sandstone canyon for 15 miles enjoy...  more »
  • As I can't hike much anymore, I was thrilled to learn of this road. Dirt roads, not many people (in november), switchbacks, amazing views, and all could be seen from the car! this was a beautiful driv...  more »
  • I highly recommend coming back to Moab from Canyonlands via Shafer Trail Road and Potash Road. It's so much fun and spectacular. The initial part on Shafer is a bit hairy, but once you get to Potash i...  more »