Potash Scenic Byway, Moab

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Address: Utah State Route 279, Utah

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About Potash Scenic Byway, Moab

This 17 mile drive is famous for the ancient Native American rock art, dinosaur tracks, views of the Colorado River, and rock-climbing. The best time to begin the drive is about an hour before sunset, so you can see the sunlight blaze on the high cliff walls. The drive passes below Dead Horse Point, southwest of Moab. Not everyone drives, though, the road is very popular with cyclists. Some of the highlights to watch out for:

  • Wall Street: Easily recognized by the climbers attempting to scale the high sandstone walls, the bottoms of which are easily accessed from the road.
  • Poison Spider Trail Head: A nine mile hike that takes you up to Poison Spider Mesa.
  • Dinosaur Tracks and Petroglyphs Viewing Station.
  • Trailhead for hikes to Bowtie and Corona Arches.
  • Jug Handle Arch
  • The Potash Mine: Where the highway ends, and namesake of the road.

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