Moab Utah, Hiking, Biking, Sightseeing, Arches NP and The Potash Road
Moab,Utah,s mining activities led to the construction of many roads through the hills built by uranium prospectors.  These roads are now hiking and biking
Mountain Biking:
Moab's Slick Rock Bike Trail,  a trail over petrified dunes designed at first for motorcycles, put Moab on the map of European adventure travelers, who now come in great numbers to test their biking skills on the Slick Rock Trail.
A one-mile practice run lets you know if you have the technical skills to handle the tough parts of the trail.

The
Colorado River runs through Moab and this adds another dimension to the outdoor experience with float trips and extended raft trips leaving from boat ramps on the Potash Road in Moab.

Hiking and Four Wheeling are also important in Moab. Old mining roads from the days of uranium exploration are everywhere.  The scenery is spectacular in a harsh and beautiful land offering some great views of the natural landscape shaped by the elemental forces of the Colorado River, the wind, and millions of years of sediment, uplift, folding, faulting, and earthquake.  Annual rallies bring four wheelers to Moab.  May and September 4-Wheel Rallies



Clubs and Restaurants, hotels and RV parks are available in the small town that is a support base for hiking, biking, rafting, cliff climbing, camping, and four wheeling in the vast rock playground that is the Moab Valley.  September Music Festival
  • Potash Road Camping
Rustic tent and RV camping are available on BLM's Potash road for $8 per night, $4.00 with Golden Age Pass. Dump stations are available in town at private parks and at  RV parts and repair shops where a twenty four hour self-pay station is $5.  

The campsites on the Potash Road are the Self-pay envelopes system, check or cash. The
Williams Bottom sites are a mix of small and large sites, some pull thru, some  with cottonwoods for shade.
Drive through the campground, pick an unoccupied site, pay at the kiosk, and clip your receipt to the post.
Also on the Potash Road, the
Gold Bar Campgrounds with large sites on the Colorado River.
Private campgrounds are nearby in the town of Moab. .
From Arches National Park's overlooks and viewpoints you can see some amazing rock formations and actually hike beneath arches and balancing rocks.
The views here are from Courthouse Wash
  • Sightseeing
Good roads through Park and many viewpoints make it a great place for hiking, particularly at sunrise or sunset.   
  • Photography       
Ideal light for Photography: 6 am to 9:am and 6:pm to 8 pm Summer

  • Parking in Arches NP
Parking is available at the trailheads for hiking and sightseeing
Moab, Utah, Sightseeing in Arches National Park
Moab,Utah History
Moab
was founded by Mormon settlers in the 1800s.  The area was rediscovered and mined for uranium during the cold war.
Once roads improved and the access to the red rock canyons became known, Moab took its place as a premier outdoor adventure destination in the Southwest.
Moab Utah, Hiking, Biking, Sightseeing, Camping On The Potash Road
Many interesting rock formations are available from the section of Arches NP called the Windows  Park for a hike to the more distant arches and towers.  These are great hikes at dawn or at sunset.     The best time for Photography  during the summer is 6 am to 9:am and 6:pm to 8 pm
Parking is available at the trailheads for hiking and sightseeing.  The Park entrance is open 24 / 7 for the early hikers
The Potash Road in Moab Utah offers Hiking, Biking, Sightseeing, Rafting, and Four Wheel  trails including the road Canyonlands NP
Moab had remained a quiet farming community until the discovery and mining of uranium turned it into a boomtown.  With the improvement of roads and Moabs options for climbing became known, Moab took its place as a premier outdoor adventure destination for adventure vacations in the Southwest..
Moab Utah, Hiking, Biking, and Sightseeing is best done in Arches National Park and on trails along the Potash Road.
Enter the Potash Road across from Arches and follows the Colorado River to Hiking, Biking, Sightseeing, Rafting, Climbing, and Four Wheel trails.
Moab Utah, Hiking, Biking, and Sightseeing is best done in Arches National Park and on trails along the Potash Road to the right in this photo.
The Potash Road follows the Colorado River to Hiking, Biking, Sightseeing, Rafting,
The Potash road is a downsloping road that follows the Colorado as it heads south out of Moab.
Find camping on the Potash Road.
The road leads past cliffs and descends into Canyonlands National Park

One half day non strenuous hike off the Potash Road takes you to Corona and Bowtie Arches.  
Moab Utah, Potash Road,
Moab Utah, Potash Road
How to Reach Moab:
If you are flying into the area for a trip to Moab Utah a good base city to start from is Salt Lake City, (SLC)  240 miles to the north.  Check with  Auto Europe for air hotel and auto rental for their selection, price, and ease of booking on the web.   Shop online well ahead of your trip and choose air, hotel or auto in the US.
Grand Junction Colorado (GJT)  is 112 miles away with air connections to hub cities.   To the south Albuquerque International is a major hub airport.  (ABQ)  390 miles
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Grand Junction Colorado (GJT)  is 112 miles away with air connections to hub cities.   To the south Albuquerque International is a major hub airport.  (ABQ)  390 miles
  • Bike and Hiking Trails , The Potash Road
The Colorado River cuts through the eroded landscape of petrified sand dunes and stratified layers of variously colored deposits that spreads over a huge area along the Potash Road.  The cliffs make this area of Moab a unique place for wide open vistas of the river valley.
Find campgrounds on the Potash Road but obtain information at the Visitors Information Center downtown.  Cammping is rustic, self-pay.
Moab Utah, Hiking, Biking, Sightseeing, Cammping, Arches National Park
Moab Potash Road
The Potash Road, Moab Utah
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