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I always enjoy driving down Potash Road in Moab. The day we drove there were no climbers which I... read more

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Amy L
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This is a nice ride with access to some of the other trails. You can turn right and go up Shafer in... read more

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Janet F
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This spectacular bicycle trail follows the Colorado River.
Long Canyon Road, Moab, UT
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Reviewed today

I always enjoy driving down Potash Road in Moab. The day we drove there were no climbers which I had hoped to see but we hiked to Corona Arch which was amazing. Beautiful views!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Amy L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a nice ride with access to some of the other trails. You can turn right and go up Shafer in a suitable suv. I wouldn’t recommend turning left for White Rim unless you have a 4 wd. I think, now, you have to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hi, I’m a local, and I drive this trail all the time. I am a little reluctant to share my experience because I’d hate to see this trail over used... but hey, in the larger picture we’re all locals! So this is an easy trail,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Wmfinley
Reviewed December 9, 2018

If you have only a few hours left in town, a short trip to the PETROGLYPHS would be well worth your time. Located north of Moab a few miles, one would turn west onto the Potash Road, also known as state highway 279. Although you...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank dynamicexplorer
Reviewed November 7, 2018

Potash is an access road for the White Rim Trail and Shafer trail. First part also doable with a suitable rental on road. Treat yourself to a 4x4 trip if you can

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 5, 2018

I decided to drive the Schafer Trail/Potash Road to Moab from Canyonlands entrance. Rated easy for AWD vehicles. The Schafer trail descent is relatively easy with spectacular sheer drops and switchbacks. Lots of pullovers and a relatively smooth road. Once to the bottom, the Potash...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Mark O
Reviewed November 1, 2018

This road past Arches National Park seemed to be the epicenter of activity in the Moab area. We were personally going to do the Poison Spider Jeep Trail, however, there were ATV's, dirt bikes, and bicycles everywhere. Along the road were people climbing the cliffs...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank wacotxtraveler
Reviewed October 25, 2018

You do not need a jeep to do this trail. It is easy. Going through Long Canyon was amazing.. such incredible sight all around.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank windryder
Reviewed October 24, 2018

Take the road until the maintenance ends. Then keep on going until your car or jeep can't go any more.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank S7635DBdavidk
Reviewed October 22, 2018 via mobile

We had an extra day in the Moab, UT area and were not disappointed with a drive down Potash Rd. Along the drive, stop and check out the petroglyphs. Very worth while drive.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Bob S
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March 16, 2018|
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Response from beaches | Reviewed this property |
Potash Rd is the same as Byway279.
February 13, 2018|
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Response from sylvainm483 | Reviewed this property |
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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