Potash Road and South Fork Road ATV Trail is a 18.5 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Moab, Utah that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for scenic driving and off road driving and is best used from February until November.
off road driving
Fun- Great Views Of Dead Horse Point
The road to Potash is ok but the really beauty begins a few miles past the Potash plant. The trail after several miles enters Canyonlands NP in which only regular vehicles are permited.
There are several beautiful views of the river and wide open vistas.
We started in Moab, crossed the river, and took Hwy 289 to the Potash Ponds, and to the Shafer Trail in Canyonlands. A very scenic drive.
The Potash Road, aka Utah Scenic Byway 279, is reached in Moab heading north over the Colorado Bridge. You must proceed slowly or you will miss some fine views, slickrock formations, prehistoric Indian rock art and arches and side trails that are some of the most difficult in the area. It passes the Moab Salt Plant, where water is injected underground to dissolve Potassium salts and dried in evaporation ponds. Further the road leads to great views of the Colorado and eventually to a major junction of the White Rim Trail and the Shafer Trails. Quite a nice ride in itself. We continued down the White Rim Trail to Lantrop Canyon, and caught the Shafer Trail on the way back. A great day of Jeeping!
Fun trail. The paved section from Moab to Potash was really beautiful. There were several spots to stop and see some Native American petroglyphs and pictographs. We enjoyed getting a little dirt on our truck!