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Potash Road, Moab

Categories: Scenic Drives, Biking Trails, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots, Outdoor Activities
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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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  • Great views roadside. Prehistoric petroglyphs were impressive. Rock climbers on the day we were there were impressive. 
  • Wall street and all the climbers and indian art is amazing. Corona Arch hike near the end of Potash. 
  • Great scenic drive, even just the asphalt portion. See Petroglyphs, and Wall Street with Rock Climbers. as short drive form Moab. 
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