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Potash Road

Address: Long Canyon Road, Moab, UT
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Ranked #34 of 91 Activities in Moab
Type: Scenic Drives, Biking Trails, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Mountain biking
Owner description: This spectacular bicycle trail follows the Colorado River.
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Type: Scenic Drives, Biking Trails, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Mountain biking
Owner description: This spectacular bicycle trail follows the Colorado River.

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Spokane, Washington
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68 reviews 68 reviews
18 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We totally enjoyed driving Potash Road, and seeing the roadside petroglyphs. The parts closer to the highway are beautiful and in good shape, further up it is great. muddy fun for folks in a 4wd.

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Sahuarita, Arizona
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44 reviews 44 reviews
33 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Rough road - high clearance vehicle required. What you get in exchange for traveling on that road is a more intimate view of the Colorado river and the eroding high banks. At the edges of the day the color is fabulous.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

When I wanted to go to the White Rim Road to do the Lathrop hike in Canyonlands, the ranger suggested this way rather than take the Shaefer road both ways. It's longer but very pretty.

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Newark, OH
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54 reviews 54 reviews
8 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We started off at the Thelma and Louise drop off (canyon lands NP). Don't do this in a full size truck, take our advice. This isn't for the faint of heart. I also would only do this part from the top as you can look out (only if you are a passenger). The road is a goat path and is... More 

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SLC
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95 reviews 95 reviews
39 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

My daughter took us climbing here. We had never done it before, and I loved it, altho I am not good at all. It was nice to find so many climbs conveniently located.

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Fort Worth, TX
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Potash Rd is exactly what it says, a road to a potash plant. However, it follows the Colorado River and uncovers petroglyphs, dinosaur tracks, and spectacular views. Easy drive, easy hikes. This is an attraction easily missed along with Onion Creek and Castle Valley tours. A truly unique area to explore on your own

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Colorado
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

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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71 reviews 71 reviews
19 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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16 reviews 16 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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