Potash Road

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4.7/5 (48 reviews)
Moab, Utah (San Juan County)
Last Updated: 03/19/2023
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Potash Road is striking, with scenic natural, and unnatural personalities introducing themselves to you as you drive and explore the trail. Intricate canyons and hoodoos captivate you on the western end, followed by the Colorado River in the middle that begs you to pull a chair out and sit and stare at it all day. Then you reach the alien-post-apocalyptic landscape of the potash mines, asking yourself, "where on Earth am I, and what the heck is potash?" Combine all that with the stimulating Schafer Trail, and you have a great beginner's offroad adventure into Canyon Country.


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4.7/5 (49)
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 01/25/2024
Difficulty Accuracy: Easier

The trail today was in the best shape that we have seen in several years, actually ran it in two wheel drive the whole way. Potash is always a must do when we come to Moab. It’s hard to beat the beautiful views of the Canyonlands!
Trail Review: Potash Road - Bryan Peterson
Trail Review: Potash Road - Bryan Peterson
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 10/22/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Easier

Great trail with amazing views. The portion that parallels the Colorado River is breathtaking. We ran the trail backwards and ended at Shafer Trail. Not sure what caused it but the ledge obstacle was almost nonexistent. I didn’t even notice it until I was past the waypoint. There were plenty of rental vehicles on the trail, the smallest being a RAV 4. If you’re looking for an easy trail with fantastic views this one is for you.
Trail Review: Potash Road - Tyler Genevish
Trail Review: Potash Road - Tyler Genevish
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 10/12/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Easier

A few rough spots, but an easy and fun drive. Great to take new Jeepers on and amazing views!
Trail Review: Potash Road - Rick Adleman
Trail Review: Potash Road - Rick Adleman
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 09/20/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Easier

Great views. Great connection with Shafer Trail. About a mile (?) from where Potash meets Shafer there is a fairly rocky section - not sure how those passenger cars that I saw headed that way were going to fare!
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 08/17/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Easier

Fantastic views of the Colorado River, sandstone formations, etc. Very easy trail, but definitely ought to air down for some rocks and tracks from grading the road in places. Maybe a 2, but definitely not what I’d consider a 3…the one ledge section mentioned has an east bypass.
Trail Review: Potash Road - Aaron Botnick

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