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“Lots to see here”
Review of Potash Road

Potash Road
Ranked #11 of 96 things to do in Moab
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Owner description: This spectacular bicycle trail follows the Colorado River.
Reviewed April 23, 2014

Very interesting place to see rock climbers (4 mi), petroglyph panels (5.1mi), Dinosaur tracks (5.3 mi), and do some hiking (corona arch trail at 9.9 mi). For more difficlt hiking the portal overlook trail at 4.2mi had great views of the valley.

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Reviewed April 23, 2014

Potash Rd is an under-advertised attraction in this area. It follows the Colorado River at the base of the gorge. Scenery that just doesn't stop and certainly doesn't disappoint. I wish I had read the reviews before we went, and I would still go even if I didn't have 4 wheel drive, but if you can get a 4 wheel drive vehicle, (you can rent one for about $175/day), you can go a lot further and will see a lot more. Don't miss it. You will love it.

1  Thank KLeenLivin
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Reviewed April 22, 2014

The Potash Road is nice for those who want to get outside Moab but stay on the beaten path. It's a paved road that runs between the Colorado rive on one side and sandstone walls on the other. It's great for driving or road biking. There are places to stop along the way to hike up the rocks or swim in the river. The paved road basically ends at the Potash mining facility. However, the road continues unpaved for several miles (mostly through private property) through some interesting scenery and a large salt extraction facility with sparkling blue reservoirs. If you really want an adventure, continue on the Potash road to the Schafer Trail, which will take you past Dead Horse Point and to a series of steep switchbacks up the cliffside to Canyonlands National Park. It's a great ride and offers stunning views. Warning: not for the faint of heart and requires 4x4 with decent clearance.

2  Thank joshuaj104
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Reviewed April 15, 2014

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 rock walls along the Colorado River before the pavement runs out. Beautiful ride !

1  Thank aabikr
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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!

1  Thank Henriette T
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