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Potash Road

Never has there ever been so much adventure and beautiful sights packed into one 17-mile stretch of road. Referred to often as Wall Street, this spectacular corridor will get your heart racing in a much different way than New York’s financial district. Treat yourself to some good tunes on the radio, a refreshing beverage in your hand, and soak in the breathtaking views that surround you on this scenic stretch of road. Potash Road will have you coasting through towering sandstone cliffs on one side as the roaring Colorado River courses past on the other. Buckle up and head three miles north of Moab on US-191 and turn right on Utah Scenic Byway 279, for here is where your journey begins.

River Pullout

Just two miles into the drive, take advantage of the pullout along the river to captivate some gorgeous scenes of Moab, the surrounding valley, and the magnificent red rocks that can’t be found anywhere else.

Jaycee Park and Portal Overlook

At around mile marker 4, follow the signs to Jaycee Park Picnic Area and Campground. Not only is this a great spot to escape all of the booming activity in Moab, but it’s also the trailhead to Portal Overlook – a moderate 6-mile hike overlooking the Colorado River portals.

Wall Street

Half a mile up from the campground, you might think you’re driving through a modern rendition of the Sound of Music as rock climbers hang above you on the ledges of rock walls— minus the green matching clothes and singing, of course.

Rock Art and Dinosaur Tracks

Also found in the Rock Wall area around mile marker 5, look for a sign at a riverside pullout that says, “Indian Writing.” About 25-30 feet up, you’ll see petroglyphs dating all the way back to the Formative Period. About 3/4-mile further up the north side of the road you’ll encounter the location of three‑toed allosaurus tracks in the Navajo/Kayenta sandstone interface. If you have binoculars, you can see even more petroglyphs on the rock wall.

Corona Arch

Continuing up the road another 5 miles, you’ll find yourself at the trailhead for Corona Arch. This is a popular 3-mile (roundtrip) hike outside the National Parks that’s great for kids and less experienced hikers. The reward (and photo opportunities) are excellent in the presence of two spectacular red arches, the Corona and Bowtie Arches.

Potash Road Boat Ramp

Another 7 miles on this epic journey will find you at the end of Potash Road in Utah, where you’ll arrive at Potash Boat Ramp. Finding yourselves at a beautiful stretch of calm water, sit at some of the picnic tables and take in the relaxing babble of the water and calm river landscape.

Shafer Trail

At the end of the road, you have the option to continue on for a 4×4 off-road adventure on Shafer Trail. 18.3 miles of moderately difficult terrain, you’ll love the beautiful wildflowers found in the peak season of navigating this trail, March to November.

Contact our team of reservation specialists today to learn more about Potash Road and to book your vacation rental!


Guest Reviews

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Guest Reviews

Carlos S. Apr 24, 2022

Airbnb
Beautiful, clean home with perfect location. Everything was 5 minutes away. The master bedroom bed was very comfortable. Communication was incredibly prompt. The blender was broken and after letting the hosts know, they had it replaced within the hour without even being asked, which was super appreciated. We highly recommend!

James L Feb 9, 2022

VRBO
We had a blast! Totally exceeded expectations! This property is really a big “compound” with two houses. Super clean, comfortable and spacious. It has a luxury resort feel, which made for an incredibly relaxing weekend even with a really large group. There are so many places to sit and relax with the group or on your own. Coolest amenities we liked were: **The pool and hot tub - pool has a waterfall plus it was heated and big enough for our large group. Gorgeous place for a night time swim. **Movie & Game Room - loved the movie-size projection screen. Great for watching football while playing pool, air hockey, etc **The private electric gate - has a door opener and gate that lets you drive several cars right up to the doors in between the two houses plus 2 garage parking spots. Very convenient for unloading and for securely parking a boat trailer or RV. This house was immaculate and well taken care of. Definitely coming back next time we’re in Havasu. Highly recommended!

Nicholas H Jan 11, 2022

Airbnb • Entrada 602
We have stayed in Airbnb’s all over the world! We really loved this one. I think it’s well rounded and precisely what anyone needs; whether that is for large groups, couples, romantic, homey, open, cozy, functional etc. it’s a bit off town so perfect for quiet and calm. We did hear neighbors a few times, it was never at night. We slept well, there are many beds to choose from certainly. Laundry room is accessible and convenient to bedrooms. Decorating is lovely and charming. Kitchen is great, and stocked for anything you’d like to cook basically. It is clean and very well kept… NO SHOES! Remember that rule! It’s why we rented… It should be a rule anywhere. The national parks are all within driving distance and often quite dirty. This is an excellent rental and we would stay here over and over. I have rarely felt as such for other locations or home. Thanks

Russ P Dec 01, 2021

VRBO • Entrada 602
This is a sweet property in a cool little subdivision. Perfect for groups 5-10 people who need a place to stay while enjoying Moab

Dan P Nov 28, 2021

VRBO • Earhart
Outstanding location - hiking, fishing, a short distance from the house and great small town shopping opportunities. Well equipped home, nothing lacking in terms of kitchen items, bathing needs, and hot tub. beautiful vistas from most rooms in the house. Our family enjoyed our stay immensely.

Sara C Nov 28, 2021

VRBO • Entrada 619
We had a terrific time at the property. Everything was like new! Great amenities and the booster chair and pack-n-play were perfect for my 2 year old.

Jamee M Nov 25, 2021

Airbnb • Entrada 417
We really enjoyed our stay at this home. Very clean and spacious. Well stocked with kitchen essentials and then some. Had a good variety of games to play, and for the little kids they had blocks and a little play area under the stairs. Communication was great, didn’t have any issues. Will definitely stay again!

Scott A Nov 22, 2021

VRBO • Entrada 421/425/429
Rented three units. We had a total of 14 people. The three units gave everyone privacy when needed and allowed for easy gatherings and meals together. Everyone in the party loves the places and would rent again! Location is great and the units themselves were awesome! Very clean, spacious and well stocked. We had no issues at all. Main activities for the week were mountain biking, hiking, 4-wheeling and sight seeing. I highly recommend these rentals!!

Jeanette A Nov 21, 2021

Airbnb • Entrada 602
We loved our stay. Fully stocked and spacious enough for our huge group. Super clean and has everything you would need for your stay I really recommend this home.

Basil Y Nov 14, 2021

Airbnb • Entrada 620
Really beautiful property here, smells new. Nice finishes and very comfortable furniture. Close to everything in town and a stones throw from the trails. Can’t wait to return!
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