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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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  • In the Park Canyonlands go down, if you have a 4wd car. Take the potash road along the bottom of the canyon and feel like you are on Mars!!! And then you can reach the potash ponds in Moab! I have nev...  more »
  • Hills in the half-desert fossil excavation was made gradually on the red clay and the Valley. Enjoy the drive a ranch Fisher tower to Tower as seen in the arches and rock formations along the Colorado River. However, many camping on the Colorado River bicycles running in no way and is widely, so caution is required.
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  • Potash Road was an awesome drive with no 4x4 necessary. The ancient petroglyph's are not very far off the main road. They're really interesting. The entire drive is like a postcard and you'll want you...  more »