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Potash Road

Long Canyon Road, Moab, UT
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Ranked #17 of 48 attractions in Moab
Type: Biking Trails, Scenic Drives
Activities: Mountain biking
Description: This spectacular bicycle trail follows the Colorado River.
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ft worth, tx
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

A less technical way to get into the backcountry of Canyonlands NP. Potash Rd is paved almost the whole way to the Potash mine and after 32 miles from Moab, it intersects with the White Rim Trail which is a 100 mile loop thru Canyonlands NP below the rim. Simply amazing scenery. Lots of people rappelling/rock climbing on the sheer... More

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Copenhagen
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48 reviews 48 reviews
10 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Did the Potash road on a motocycle and still dream about it! The last bit going up and around those tight corners is scary, but you are more than proud when it is done!

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Boise, Idaho
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Don't go. No one should go. Stay away. lol! JK, this is a beautiful, rare place. You'll need some serious clearance and 4x4 capabilities.

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Columbus, Ohio
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178 reviews 178 reviews
86 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

This is a short detour from the highway and well worth it. You can also watch the rock climbers as an added bonus!

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Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Potash road is very close to downtown Moab, yet most visitors never see it. The Colorado River runs alongside of the road, on it's way south to Lake Powell, and the Grand Canyon. Parts of the original Planet of the Apes movie was filmed here, as the area looks very alien like. There are several areas to stop and take... More

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Cooperstown, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We drove along Potash road looking for ancient petroglyphs; pictographs & dinosaur traacks. The pictographs are close to the road, and are well signed. They are located up high so they have escaped vandalism. We found the sign to Poison Spider trail which led to the dinosaur tracks. Awsome to have the opportunity to take a step back in time... More

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Parker, CO
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

This is a fantastic drive along the Colorado River---it is also a great bike ride if you're up for it! There are many fascinating rock formations and areas to stop and explore---and the river is beautiful. This is another must do!

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San Ramon
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76 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

This road leads to a gorgeous canyon for hikers, bikers, petrography lovers as well as climbers. VERY scenic drive with the river meandering next to it. Many wonderful places to stop and photograph.

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Nampa, Idaho
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45 reviews 45 reviews
24 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014 via mobile

A really nice little road trip after a strenuous day of hiking. The petroglyphs are well marked with signs and easy to see. The best part was the dinosaur track fossil rock. Just a little hike takes you to a well marked fossil specimen that is very interesting. On one slab you can see the imprint and on the other... More

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San Diego, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

This is a road to a potash factory but goes through some beautiful red rock formations on the way as it follows the Colorado River.

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