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Address: Long Canyon Road, Moab, UT
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This spectacular bicycle trail follows the Colorado River.

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Bit of a Hidden Gem

I had driven past the Rt 279 intersection on Rt 191 many times, with no idea what wonders it contained. Also know as the Potash Road Scenic Byway, this is a 16 mile trip along... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Denver, Colorado
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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had driven past the Rt 279 intersection on Rt 191 many times, with no idea what wonders it contained. Also know as the Potash Road Scenic Byway, this is a 16 mile trip along the Colorado River that is flat and uncrowded. You are at the bottom of a deep gorge pretty quick and the cliffs are beautiful. Depending... More 

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Huntington Woods, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

With all the mountains and canyons, it was surprising to find such a flat road that runs alongside the Colorado River. From the town of Moab, the bike path leads up to Potash Road (and past). The only difficult part was crossing 191 from the bike path as there is no light. Once onto the road, there is very little... More 

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Moorestown, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Fantastic ride down this 16 mile (one way) road. 38 mile round trip from downtown Moab. The scenery is amazing and the traffic is very light. Highly recommend this route

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Tampa Bay
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great scenic road with multiple marked hikes, climbing area, Rock Art panels, Dinosaur tracks , and great areas for finding jasper, slag, quartz, and other utah gem's. Poison Spider trail is a lot of scrambling, and not for the faint of heart. The road ends at a public boat ramp or continue on a back road into Dead Pointe.

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Menlo Park, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I've seen the potash plant outside of Moab from Dead Horse Point State Park high above. I finally made the time to drive the 16 miles down Utah 291, from its start off of Utah 191 near Arches Natl Park. It's a beautiful drive on a good paved road to the potash plant at the end. You can then drive... More 

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Bridgewater
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went as part of a jeep our (see other review on that) and the road had great views of the colorado, rock climbers, and petroglyphs! Of course, plenty of Potash plants. Part of the Shaffer Basin scenic drive. we continued into the back of Canyonlands NSP for spectacular views! But do NOT attempt without a trail ready vehicle!

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great backdoor to Canyonlands. Wonderful scenery and views, you'll be able to gaze down into the Colorado river along the way, and straight at some pretty relaxed cows in Shafer Bassin, who'll be gazing right back. Yes, it's an unpaved road with some bumpy patches, but you can drive it in a SUV, or even a regular... More 

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Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved the little side trip we took on Potash Road. It is beautiful and right along the Colorado River. We saw maybe 5 cars along the way so I'm not sure many people know about this road. It is worth seeing and experiencing!

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Hadley Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just outside of Moab, this is a nice paved road that winds around and follows the Colorado River to the Potah plant Don't try taking your rental car past the plant, the trail is only for Atvs , you will never make it. It is a popular trail for climbers too.

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An interesting ride past uranium burial site, rock climbing on wall street, and along canyon road where thelma and louise final scene was filmed.

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