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Potash Road

Long Canyon Road, Moab, UT
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Ranked #16 of 50 attractions in Moab
Type: Biking Trails, Scenic Drives
Activities: Mountain biking
Description: This spectacular bicycle trail follows the Colorado River.
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Driving Potash Road on the Scenic Byway 279 up to its end you find the lakes in the most impressive blue: This water is full of Potassium salts for fertilizer, which gives a blue one never saw before (Forget the Caribian sea) Potash road itself leads you to Rock paintings and leads along the picturesque Colorado river.

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North Palm Springs, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Footprints of prehistory, indian petroglyphs, potash processing , river access, DOD uranium tailings removal project and red cliffs to boot. 19 miles of treats,

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Chester, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
26 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

lots of rock art and dinosaur foot prints along the route, worth a detour if youve the time after the main attractions

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Pictographs along the way as you follow the Colorado River. Lots of places to stop and picnic or camp. It also hooks up with the Schaffer Trail if you have 4WD.

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129 reviews 129 reviews
32 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I'm not a true 4-wheeler Jeep kind of guy. You know, the true Jeep guys that start frothing at the mouth at big rocks and tough trails. But this is one of those trails that can be done with any stock 4x4. Start at the top and go down for an easier trip (it places the driver on the outside... More

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Alta Loma, California
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142 reviews 142 reviews
51 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

A little over 5 miles in on this road you can see actual Dinasaurs tracks. It takes a short hike to get to them but it is well worth it. Also on this road is some very good examples of Indian Petroglyphs. Very easy to see from the road.

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Mankato, Minnesota
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68 reviews 68 reviews
19 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Peaceful, scenic and history along this drive, stop to enjoy the artwork on the rocks in various locations along this road, nature at it's finest.

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Los Angeles, California
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118 reviews 118 reviews
40 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The first section fo the trail (coming from Moab) was not very interesting. However, the scenery got much better as we arrived at Canyonlands. The area leading to Gooseneck Overlook was very nice. We didn't want to go up the Schafer Road again due to time constraints however.

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Top Contributor
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25 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Big mistakes taking this road (about 36 miles) in a stock SUV with AWD. Not enjoyable. Hot. Yes, the views were fantastic and the thrill of driving a narrow, gravel-sand road was exciting, but beating the snot out of your vehicle and tires is not worth the view.

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Horseshoe Bay, Texas
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This is a great road to travel as long as you do not mind lots of tight curves, switchbacks, ruts, bumps and absolutely awesome scenery. Can't remember when we laughed so hard, or were quite so awed before, if ever. Definitely not for old vehicles held together by rust!

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