• Potash-Lower Colorado River Scenic Byway - Moab, Utah

      jughandle arch
      Photo by Harry Kline
      Potash Road (Utah Highway-279) starts near the entrance to Arches National Park and follows the Colorado River for about 17 miles. Along the road are several trails to arches, ancient petroglyphs and canyons. There are several natural wonders including Jug Handle Arch, Corona Arch and Bowtie Arch. The pavement ends just short of the bright blue potash ponds. A short gravel road allows access to the ponds. Be sure to stop at the Copper Ridge Sauropod Dinosaur Trackway. This amazing display contains the tracks of at least five dinosaurs, four of whom might have been hunting the other one.

      If you go:
      Take your own water. There are no facilities along the road, though there are primitive campgrounds. High clearance vehicles only are permitted beyond the paved road.


      Utah 279
      Moab, Utah 84532 USA

      Mailing address:
      Moab Information Center
      25 E Center Street
      Moab, UT 84532 USA