Potash Rd., from Moab, Utah to Canyonlands
Potash Rd, Moab, UT, USA
Potash Rd., from Moab, Utah to Canyonlands Reviews
Potash Road, Moab UT to Canyonlands White Rim Trail Mar 07, 2015
Cross the Colorado River bridge north on US 191 and only after a few miles turn left on UT 279 and you are on the paved part of the Potash road. There is a good paved road following the beautiful Colorado River and its canyon for about 15 miles. There are many nice pulloffs for photo opps., or just have lunch. I dont think you can camp in the pulloffs any more.
Then you reach the dirt section of the Potash road and the fun and photo opps get better. The Colorado River still follows the Potash road for a while while you have at least 15 miles of good dirt road. There is no night traffic here so camp anywhere except the Potash areas. They have these hudge evaporation (water) ponds where the sun drys the water then they harvest Potash. My last time there they had a stop sign there for no reason so I laughed some as I drove full speed through that nothing intersection.
The Potash Road finally leaves the Colorado River cuz it needs to gain over 1000 feet to reach the White Rim Trail (I-Sky). That part of the road is full of photo opps and free camp spots also. Sorry travbuddys but I could only find a few of my many pics. At about 800 feet above the river there is a BLM major overlook at the river.
When you get to the White Rim Trail have a Parks Pass, or pay park admission at the Moab Canyonlands Headquarters and go at least to the Colorado River overlook and Musselman arch before turning back or take the Shaffer trail up to the park entrance booth for a paved road that is quicker going back to Moab. The Nat. Parks dont cotton to those who trespass without paying their fees. The dirt roads I spoke about are fairly good 2X4 roads except after a hard rain then 4X4 is necessary.
Dont forget to visit Arches N.P. while you are in the area.
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