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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This is about a 2-4 hours drive based on when you get off and what kind of vehicle you are driving. We just had a Jeep and took our times. As a novice off roader this was just my speed. Our family... more »
Worth the drive! We took a quick drive for a picnic. Found a great picnic spot - gorgeous canyon, petroglyphs, etc. It was a little inundated with climbers and their crappy climbing vehicles and crap.... more »
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