Potash Scenic Byway

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  • Address: Utah State Route 279, Utah, Moab, United States
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, Family And Kids, Nature

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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  • Potash Scenic Byway Address: Utah State Route 279, Utah, Moab, United States
  • Potash Scenic Byway Timing: 24-hrs
  • Best time to visit Potash Scenic Byway(preferred time): 03:00 pm - 05:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Potash Scenic Byway: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 31.5% of people who visit Moab include Potash Scenic Byway in their plan

  • 32.22% of people start their Potash Scenic Byway visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Potash Scenic Byway

Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Potash Scenic Byway

People normally club together Dead Horse Point State Park and Wilson Arch while planning their visit to Potash Scenic Byway.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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  • Are bikes allowed/recommended for this road?

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    • I think so as bike trails are available here I have heard. 

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