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Potash Road, Moab

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Scenic Drive
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 is about an hour drive along the canyon and colorado river. There are petroglphys to see on the walls, rock climbers, just a neat drive if you have some free time, close to Moab.  more »
  • Once I found out about this road, I've driven it every visit to Moab. One time I went beyond the potash mine and it was amazing. Wished I had a jeep so I could have gone on and connected with canyonla...  more »
  • This is a gret scenic drive you can do in a car. It takes you through the canyon along side the river. If you have a capable vehicle you can continue along the dirt road and into Canyonlands.  more »