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Potash Road

Long Canyon Road, Moab, UT
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Ranked #7 of 24 Attractions in Moab
Type: Scenic Drives, Biking Trails, Landmarks
Activities: Mountain biking
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Owner description: This spectacular bicycle trail follows the Colorado River.

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Colorado
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

This is a flat,easy, out and back road bike ride that takes you along the Colorado River. Often times you can watch rock climbers beginning a route right off the road or rafts floating down the river.

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Evergreen, Colorado
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67 reviews 67 reviews
19 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

This is a beautiful drive and can be made a loop by continuing on past the potash plant and up Shafer Road into Canyonlands N.P. If you are up for a moderate hike, stop at the Corona Arch trail head. We made a day of it by driving on Potash Road, first stopping at the entrance to Poison Spider to... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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37 reviews 37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We were traveling with my husband's mom, who couldn't walk long distances. Being able to watch rock climbers, study petroglyphs and enjoy lovely scenery from Moab to the Potash plant was a nearly perfect activity for her. On other visits, I've hiked to Corona Arch. That trailhead is also off this scenic byway.

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Carterville, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Can't believe I drove the 34 mile road from Canyonlands NP back down to Moab. Very narrow at the top. At times I couldn't look out the window. Start at the top and take your time. Don't miss this adventure. I watched a You Tube video at high speed and that made me a little nervous, but it wasn't that... More

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Long Beach, California
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103 reviews 103 reviews
41 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We wouldn't believe the beauty of the drive along Potash road. The Colorado River on one side and towering rocks with many rock climbers along one side. We were thrilled to easily find the petroglyphs we had set out looking for along the side of the road up on the rocks. Their location was clearly marked and easily reachable to... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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68 reviews 68 reviews
15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Did a road bike ride on this road. Flat and mostly smooth road. Out and back, so the ride back was same scenery - called "river ride" but you couldn't see the river. (??) If you are looking for a warmup or cool down route, it's great for that. Stop and watch the rock climbers and look at the ancient... More

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Denver, Colorado
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

I highly recommend taking this route into Canyonlands National Park. You will need a 4x4 vehicle but it's not a tough ride. The views are absolutely breathtaking. Be sure to stop at the petroglyphs at the start of the road. They are clearly marked! Enjoy!!

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

a very nice road, with red mountains and large rocks, you drive here and feel how little you are comparing to the rocks on both sides of the road.

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peachtree city, ga
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

This is great in the evening as the sun is setting. Rich colors of the cliffs on either side of the Colorado River. Plus you can't get much closer to the rock climbers at Wall Street. And--there is one spot to see Indian petroglyphs easily at a turnoff or two. Even one spot where you can spot or hike up... More

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Nice, easy drive but watching all of the repellers climbing the walls was well worth the drive! We were lucky to find Corona Arch and the dinosaur tracks so this was a great find!

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