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Potash Road, Moab

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Biking Trail · Hidden Gem · Scenic Drive
Known by locals as Potash Road, the official name of this scenic drive is Potash-Lower Colorado River Scenic Byway. The road was ranked one of the most beautiful highways in 1963, and the scenery hasn't changed much--you'll navigate among towering red cliffs and layered sandstone rocks with views of the Colorado River. Although it was built to service potash mines, the 24.1 km (15 mile) stretch of paved road quickly became popular with tourists after it was completed. Passageways to both Canyonlands National Park and Dead Horse Point State Park break off from the paved section of the road. Watch for various highlights along the byway: three natural arches, petroglyphs, and dinosaur footprints. Some of these sights are hard to miss, while the others are marked by signs. PutPotash Road into our Moab road trip tool and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • After touring both arches and canyonlands parks we were headed back to the hotel and decided to kill some time wandering down a road mark as a scenic drive. It was a wise choice. the drive goes...  more »
  • The rock art and dinosaur tracks are amazing. The climb to the dinosaur tracks at Poison Spider Trail is a bit steep....but worth the climb and a great view too. The petroglyph before the dinosaur.....  more »

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