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What a drive!

We connected with Potash Road from the Shafer Trail on our way back to Moab fromIsland In the Sky... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Greg M
via mobile
A road less traveled, but worth a visit

The Potash Road is Rt 279. It follows the Colorado River and has a number of interesting stops... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tom O
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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This spectacular bicycle trail follows the Colorado River.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“rock climbers” (59 reviews)
“dinosaur tracks” (59 reviews)
“potash plant” (29 reviews)
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Long Canyon Road, Moab, UT
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We connected with Potash Road from the Shafer Trail on our way back to Moab fromIsland In the Sky. The road isn’t too difficult, but there are a few spots where we took it really slow to make sure. I wouldn’t suggest it without 4...More

Thank Greg M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Potash Road is Rt 279. It follows the Colorado River and has a number of interesting stops along the way. There is a section of Indian petroglyphs worth a stop. A side road takes you to a dinosaur track area, which we did not...More

Thank Tom O
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The long drive out of the Schaefer Trail Canyon brings you to Potash Road(Trail). It is basically basically uninspiring and routine scenery until you hit a clearing and see these bright, sky blue lakes. As you get closer you're still not sure WHAT you're seeing....More

Thank Mike L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Find out all about Potash before you do this drive. I was fascinated to see it being harvested and the process that entailed. Close to Moab

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took Potash road only for a short distance and it was beautiful. We saw several sites of petroglyphs and climbed a very short hike to see Dino prints. I wish we could have gone further.

Thank Mikez428
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

Scenic road that follows the Colorado River. Saw petroglyphs and the Jug Handle Arch. We didn't follow it to the end, but jumped off onto Long Canyon Road through Pucker Pass. Beautiful, rough, and a little scary. Potash Road would've been much easier!

Thank Kathy B
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Reviewed July 5, 2018

Often overlooked in favor of Route 128 toward Castle Valley, check out the short, scenic drive to the Potash mining area. If you have a (4-wheel drive) vehicle capable of traversing rougher road, you can go past the paved road, past the mining facility. If...More

1  Thank Jonathan S
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Reviewed June 28, 2018 via mobile

We got a tip that if we drove up Potash road that we might see some amazing ancient petroglyphs. Only 4 miles up that gorgeous drive, we spotted them right along side the road across from a turnout. We were so thrilled to spot some...More

1  Thank lopenlead
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Reviewed June 25, 2018

A must do if your in a Jeep, slow and steady and so much fun and scenery everywhere you turn.. Enjoy and soak it all in..

Thank Bkid43
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Reviewed June 15, 2018

We found lots of adventure down Potash Road. The first part of the road has some very popular climbing spots in Moab. If you want to stop and watch there are lots of pull offs and the speed limit is slowed through the area because...More

1  Thank jonathansM8409QK
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Travel_Addict_Cyprus
March 16, 2018|
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Response from beaches | Reviewed this property |
Potash Rd is the same as Byway279.
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February 13, 2018|
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genehayes
May 6, 2017|
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Response from John G | Reviewed this property |
Might be a little dicey in a few places on some of the rock steps, but if you get out and plan your route in person up close you can probably find a route. These places are probably only around 20-30 feet long. I've got an... More
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