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Pretty Drive Worth the Trip

Often overlooked in favor of Route 128 toward Castle Valley, check out the short, scenic drive to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jonathan S
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Dallas, Texas
Pleasant scenic drive

We got a tip that if we drove up Potash road that we might see some amazing ancient petroglyphs... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
lopenlead
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Dallas, Texas
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This spectacular bicycle trail follows the Colorado River.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Jonathan S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank lopenlead
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 6 June 2018

This is a great trail. Love the scenery all the way. We have driven it multiple times. Very easy trail.

Thank CheriD_11
Reviewed 5 June 2018

I've been to Moab twice before and somehow missed this stretch of road along the Colorado River. The rock faces are staggering, Anywhere else in the country this would be a National Park. Here it is just one more fantastic sight,

Thank pmjc
Reviewed 1 June 2018

A nice drive following the Colorado River. There are petroglyphs, river and canyon views. For campers there are many shaded sites that include picnic tables and fire pits.

1  Thank Dean S
Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

Coming for many years. Always beautiful soulful place!! Enjoy the hikes and great place for teens to enjoy nature!!

Thank Ivy B
Reviewed 28 May 2018

We were on the somewhat improved Shafer Trail in late April 2018. It was dry and smooth. I guess most of the scary tales were written before the modest improvements. The upper trail along the cliff face and switchback is wide enough to be favorably...More

1  Thank John G
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Travel_Addict_Cyprus
16 March 2018|
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Response from beaches2 | Reviewed this property |
Potash Rd is the same as Byway279.
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6 May 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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