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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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  • Best done in conjunction with Shafer trail out of Canyonlands. Potash is a dirt road route, maintained just enough to make it passable to stock high clearance vehicles when dry. Access from the east i...  more »
  • Like everything else in Moab, this ride has killer views, great photo ops, and shots of the always perfect Moab sunsets.  more »
  • I walked this road coming down from Canyonlands, and found it very exciting. From the beginning until the final stretch, (if you line the tubs) is a succession of spectacular views ... Attention to road conditions (make sure there are no rains and hasn't rained recently) and any stones that may damage the tires. brains, I recommend!
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