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Address: Long Canyon Road, Moab, UT
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This spectacular bicycle trail follows the Colorado River.

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Potash Road

Paved road Hwy 279, Potash Road, also known as the Potash-Lower Colorado River Scenic Byway running alongside the Colorado through a deepening, sheer-walled Wingate sandstone... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Chikaluke
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Antioch, Illinois
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Antioch, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Paved road Hwy 279, Potash Road, also known as the Potash-Lower Colorado River Scenic Byway running alongside the Colorado through a deepening, sheer-walled Wingate sandstone canyon for 15 miles enjoying the stone arches, petroglyphs, dinosaur footprints, narrow side canyons, sheer cliffs popular for rock climbing (we watched the climbers) and the river itself, which flows right next to the road... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

As I can't hike much anymore, I was thrilled to learn of this road. Dirt roads, not many people (in november), switchbacks, amazing views, and all could be seen from the car! this was a beautiful drive and i highly recommend it!

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I highly recommend coming back to Moab from Canyonlands via Shafer Trail Road and Potash Road. It's so much fun and spectacular. The initial part on Shafer is a bit hairy, but once you get to Potash it's more about enjoying the John Wayne landscape and feeling like you're seeing stuff no one else knows about. I was driving a... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We exited Canyonlands NP via Potash Road after driving down Shafer Trail Road. Very interesting to drive by the plant and the ponds where they dry and collect the potash.

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In the Park Canyonlands go down, if you have a 4wd car. Take the potash road along the bottom of the canyon and feel like you are on Mars!!! And then you can reach the potash ponds in Moab! I have never seen. And most importantly - not a single person I meet!!

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Thank Viacheslav K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Potash Road was an awesome drive with no 4x4 necessary. The ancient petroglyph's are not very far off the main road. They're really interesting. The entire drive is like a postcard and you'll want your camera with you!

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Thank Penny S
San Antonio, TX
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We drove this road on a whim and because we heard there were Indian petroglyphs along the way. What was nice is the petroglyphs were right off the road, no long hiking required. It's also impressive that there's been no damage to them by humans or by nature. Also some very good Arches along the way. We hardly saw any... More 

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Jamison, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a great drive on mostly paved road so a family car travel this easily. While this is close to town the views are stunning with fabulous photographic opportunities.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

This road is a beautiful drive but it is special because of the ancient rock art. It's also a good place to watch rock climbers up close.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

We took this road to view the wall climbers and petroglyphs which are not too far in, but I would suggest reviewing the information board prior to looking for the glyphs on the wall. At first it was hard to pick them out.

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