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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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Alta Loma, California
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141 reviews 141 reviews
51 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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58 reviews 58 reviews
19 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Chicago
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64 reviews 64 reviews
25 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

An easy and short drive right up the road from Moab and Arches National Park. Go early in the morning or as the sun sets so the pictures aren't washed out by the sun's glare. Bring binoculars and take your time trying to figure out what ancient people may have been saying. There are rectangular bighorn sheep, a shaman like... More

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Michigan
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66 reviews 66 reviews
41 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

If you have time, don't miss this scenic drive. It goes along the Colorado river and offers some awesome views. Rocks on one side, river on the other. Along the way, stop and see the Indian drawings on the rocks.

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Selah, WA
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9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Didn't know anything about Potash before but we sure do now. Great, and easy jeep trail! Be sure to tackle these trails early or late afternoon as the summer sun is pretty intense in this part of the country. Be aware of flash floods too!

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

This road is very close to Moab (Potash road on the left, right after you cross the river) and is a drive through history. There are Indian drawings all along this route. There are signs pointing some of these out along the road but if you get off the beaten path there are a lot more to be discovered. We... More

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Clarkston, Michigan
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

we started in the morning- the sun really lit up the the walls that go straight up from the road!!! awesome! the petroglyphs are actually on the road. they were super easy to find thanks to signs simple saying "indian writing." the poison spider trail parking area is were you see the dinosaur prints. there is a great sign telling... More

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