Potash Road

4.4/5 (25 reviews)
Moab, Utah (Grand County)
Last Updated: 09/11/2022
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Trail Information


This is an adventuresome extension to the paved Potash Road Scenic Byway (Highway 279) that originates in Moab. There are many natural and unnatural scenic personalities that present themselves as you travel this road. From the deep and intricate canyons on the western end to hoodoos and the Colorado River in the middle section, followed by an alien post-apocalyptic landscape of the potash mines on the eastern end. This offroad trail combined with the Schafer Trail makes for a great beginners level excursion into canyon country.

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Trail Reviews

4.6/5 (26 reviews)
Official Crew
Status: Open
Visited: 09/11/2022

Recent rains have created more erosion issues. AWD or 4WD is recommended.
This trail guide's difficulty was changed on 09/11/2022
Status: Open
Rated 4/5
Visited: 09/08/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Nice side trip outside Moab. The potash ponds were interesting to check out up close
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 09/01/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

A fantastic ride, especially combined with the Shafer trail heading into Canyonland National Park. Mostly packed dirt and gravel, but some bumpy/rock parts and washouts from recent rains that make high clearance and 4WD essential. Not a technical drive though. Great views of the river.
Trail Review: Potash Road - Matthew Corbett
Trail Review: Potash Road - Matthew Corbett
Status: Open
Rated 2/5
Visited: 05/27/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Ran this trail as a sunset run when we got into Moab. Nice easy trail that takes you to the top to see the sunset in the west (unfortunately no sunset today as it was cloudy). Still a good run to the top and start to a long weekend.

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