Utah Map

Request Free Visitor Guides

Potash-Lower Colorado River Scenic Byway (U-279)

Basics
Length:
17 miles (27 km)
Time:
1 hour
Fees:
No fees along byway proper

Description

The Moab area is known for its abundance of Indian rock art. This byway features several petroglyph panels, with many individual carvings depicting symbolic animals and anthropomorphs. Other ancient traces include a roadside display of dinosaur tracks and a number of delicate, naturally formed stone arches.

There are also many opportunities for outdoor adventure and extreme sports. Climb Wall Street, a popular stretch of cliffs just after JayCee Campground. The Potash boat ramp allows you to cast off and raft the Colorado for a better view of the art on the cliffs. For off-road vehicles, the Potash Road continues past the paved byway, and Long Canyon Road makes for an intense tour. Both connect through to Canyonlands National Park and Dead Horse State Park.

Tourism Resources

Details

Length:
17 miles (27 km)
Time:
1 hour
Main Roads:
UT-279 S
Fees:
No fees along byway proper
Additional Details:
Also known as Potash Scenic Byway

Map + Directions

Customizable Directions


Copyright © 1997 - 2017 The Go Travel Sites. All Rights Reserved.

Email Page Link

Complete the form below to email this page to a friend or family member's email. You can send yourself an email as well. Your email and your recipient's email will NOT be shared with anyone. See our full Privacy Policy for details.
:
:
:
 
 
 
:
Copy Yourself on the Email Yes No
:
:

1

Select one or more Free Visitor Guides below

2

Complete the form to receive your guides by mail

Below are the Free Visitor Guides for Colorado River. More Visitor Guides are available in Utah. Click here to view them all!

Moab Moab Moab
Southeast UtahMoab has long been a favorite destination for locals and world travelers alike. Southeast Utah is a must for any Utah traveler's itinerary.
Request this Free Visitor GuideRequested! You're all set! Request a few more Visitor Guides, or complete the form below to receive your guides by mail.
Capitol Reef Country Capitol Reef Country Capitol Reef Country
Central UtahThis area of southern Utah has a diversity of landscape like no other area in the state - red rock formations and canyons, pristine meadows, alpine forests, as well as lush green valleys. That landscape makes Capitol Reef Country perfect for outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, horseback riding, ATV tours, hunting, fishing, wildlife viewing, or just a quiet picnic!
Request this Free Visitor GuideRequested! You're all set! Request a few more Visitor Guides, or complete the form below to receive your guides by mail.
Utah - Life Elevated Utah - Life Elevated Utah - Life Elevated
StatewideWith five national parks and more than 40 state parks, Utah offers a wealth of outdoor activities for families & adventurers alike. Order your free Travel Guide today.
Request this Free Visitor GuideRequested! You're all set! Request a few more Visitor Guides, or complete the form below to receive your guides by mail.

Specialty Guides

Dinosaur River Expeditions Dinosaur River Expeditions Dinosaur River Expeditions
Looking for an amazing whitewater rafting trip? At Dinosaur River Expeditions whitewater rafting is our passion. We take pride in having the most experienced and knowledgeable guides anywhere. We are the only locally owned and operated outfitter in Dinosaur NM. Whichever river trip you choose you'll receive the adventure of a lifetime!
Request this Free Visitor GuideRequested! You're all set! Request a few more Visitor Guides, or complete the form below to receive your guides by mail.
Holiday River Expeditions Holiday River Expeditions Holiday River Expeditions
Our rafting journeys include the Colorado, Green, San Juan, Yampa and Salmon River.
Request this Free Visitor GuideRequested! You're all set! Request a few more Visitor Guides, or complete the form below to receive your guides by mail.